Essays Tagged: "ironies"

Symbolism in Camus' The Plague

excellent reflection on an unpopular view oflife, living, and death. Life without a god poses many ironies; Camus attempts to satisfythose ironies.By using many examples of symbolism, Camus conveys h ...

(1 pages) 97 1 5.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

This is an essay on how George Orwell used irony in his novel 1984.

THE IRONIES OF 1984The novel 1984, by George Orwell, has many examples of ironythroughout it. The two ma ... are demonstrated again and again in this novel. In the followingessay I will discuss these types of ironies and give examples of each fromthe book.The first type of irony is verbal irony, in which a p ...

(2 pages) 109 1 3.8 Oct/1995

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Alanis Morissette's "Isn't it Ironic"

s the stage for the telling of her story.The real beauty of Alanis' song is her use of a bagfull of ironies that the average person can relate too. Maybe not all, but at least a few will make you reme ... hammering out license plates while awaiting his slow trip to AThe Chair@.Our lives are riddled with ironies but without them perhaps we would not see the true beauty of our accomplishments. ALife has ...

(3 pages) 48 0 3.0 Jan/1997

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

The problem with Holden in "Catcher in the rye " by J.R Salinger

things that grownups do but Holden yet still wants to remain innocent. Theses arefew of the obvious ironies of Holden's personality.Holden's utter hate for the fact that we have to grow up and how he ...

(3 pages) 77 1 5.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

William Faulkner's "Barn Burning" An Analytical Writing

ate on what kind of character Colonel Sartoris Snopes, (Sarty) for short, may be? There are several ironies in this story also. All in an analytical writes of "Barn Burning".From a critical approach " ...

(6 pages) 308 1 4.1 Oct/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Longest Memory by Fred D'Aguiar

ing and tragically poignant novel set in Virginia, 1810. The unique, fragmented narrations with its ironies and bigoted criticisms lurking in the words of many presents a definite ethical vision in wh ... er.'Thank you.I am grateful;A wretchWho deservesTo be a slave.'However there are also more extended ironies, carried throughout the plot of the novel. The tragic murder of Chapel was partially brought ...

(4 pages) 49 0 4.2 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"What is Democracy" This is an essay written about democracy. It a reaction of an average person as to what democracy means to them. This is not a step by step definition of the political system

government and are often critical of countries that have different forms of government. One of the ironies of these facts is that most citizens of democratic countries do not know what the word democ ...

(5 pages) 298 1 4.7 Mar/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Chapter Seven of "A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens.

nspeople and rich aristocrats is beginning to show itself. Monseigneur in Town, is filled with many ironies and significant events that are crucial to the eventual storming of the Bastille. The point ...

(2 pages) 25 0 0.0 Apr/2003

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

Does Charles Dickens write from a Realist or a Romantic perspective in his novel "Hard Times?"

njoyable piece of historical reading that I have done in high school. There were so many themes and ironies under the words that you had to search for, making it an incredibly enjoyable read.Although ...

(4 pages) 48 0 1.0 Aug/2003

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

The Narrative Technique in "The Secret Agent".

han anything else. Conrad describes his narrative as essential in uncovering the underlying themes, ironies, characters, and mysteriousness of the novel. Like in most of his other works Conrad has dec ...

(3 pages) 62 0 0.0 Aug/2003

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

Scarlet Letter sin of Hester.

umptions of irony exist between Hester and the community as well as with god. Irony existing within ironies and ironies aimed at everyone from anyone are all present in the writing.Hawthorne implies t ... o years prior to the incident) and the kids treat her with childish disrespect. This is one of many ironies present in the novel. More of them include Hester standing in the sunlight in the public ( e ...

(2 pages) 28 0 5.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne

This essay talks about wartime propaganda in world war I.

Congress, the courts, the policeman onthe beat, the man in the street."It is one of history's great ironies that Woodrow Wilson, who was re- elected as apeace candidate in 1916, led America into the f ...

(14 pages) 178 0 4.2 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War I

Jane Austen's Use of Irony in Pride and Prejudice.

d the obvious.The tension created by this ambivalence can be and has been put to a variety of uses. Ironies abound in Shakespeare, so do they in Dryden and Poe.Shakespeare employs them to underscore t ... stitutes the basic theme of Pride and Prejudice.In an essay Reuben Brower writes:" In analysing the ironies and assumptions, we shall see how intensely the dialogue is, dramatic in the sense of defini ...

(3 pages) 85 0 4.3 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The English Colonization of America

l powers. Still, by the standards of the time, England was asecond-rate power, and it is one of the ironies of history that its colonies not only succeeded, but eventually formed part of an imperial s ...

(2 pages) 38 0 0.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Essay describes the insanity of war in "Slaughterhouse Five" by Kurt Vonnegut.

historical seriousness of the Battle of the Bulge and the bombing of Dresden are contrasted by many ironies and dark humor; the fantastical, science-fiction-type place of Tralfamadore is, in truth, an ...

(6 pages) 50 0 5.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Examine the treatment of irony in Pride and Prejudice.

Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice (1813) is a novel containing heavy ironies and it is peppered with ideological arguments. In its moral concerns, Pride and Prejudice ha ... e folly of those who did not aspire to these values. However in this novel Austen also explores the ironies of society and the fickleness of public opinion, and she accomplishes this by using an ironi ... from several points of view. However this means as readers we should be on our guard to pick up the ironies, or else we may miss the point, and at times we need to know something that lies outside the ...

(6 pages) 61 1 3.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Story of An Hour

In "The Story of An Hour" we are shown life's ironies from the very beginning. Having to know that Louise Mallard was suffering from a heart condi ...

(4 pages) 45 0 5.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Was hitler's dictatorship established by legal means

t the constitutional structure of the Weimar constitution. According to some it is one of the great ironies of history that (they think that) Hitler came to power through legal means.Nazi domestic pol ...

(4 pages) 41 1 3.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Jean-Paul Sartre

tone for intellectual life in the decade immediately following the Second World War. Among the many ironies that permeate his life, not the least is the immense popularity of his scandalous public lec ...

(20 pages) 200 1 5.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Japanese Business Systems

1.0 Introduction:It is one of the great ironies of the Twentieth Century. The greatest economic success story of the century, Japan, has fal ...

(17 pages) 194 0 5.0 May/2005

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management