Essays Tagged: "main theme"

Twelfth Night. Two Faces, One Mind

nt as the events take place. The majority of the plot lines depend on the disguise. Without it, the main theme of the play would be the gulling of Malvolio. In a play where most of the characters fall ...

(2 pages) 118 0 4.6 Nov/1996

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

To kill a mocking bird by Harper Lee

Book: To kill a MockinbirdAuthor: Harper LeeThe Main theme in this book is prejudice. You will learn about segregation and how unfair it was.To Kill ... man nature. The book exposes many issues that affect most people throughout their lives. Scout, the main character was one of the most affected by these lessons. During the book she was exposed to man ...

(4 pages) 146 1 4.7 Feb/1997

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

Pride and Predjuce in South Pacific

In Rogers and Hammerstein's South Pacific, the main theme is racial prejudices. The two main characters, Emile de Becque and Nellie Forbush are fac ...

(4 pages) 51 0 4.8 Jan/1997

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama


The plots are easy to follow, and yet they are very different.In Shirley Jackson's The Lottery, the main theme is how traditions that lose their meaning due to human forgetfulness can cause dreadful c ... ing shows that the boy is sensitive to the need of spiritual beauty in his surroundings.Outside the main setting of Araby are further descriptions symbolic of the boy's version of the moral decay of t ...

(3 pages) 449 2 4.1 Mar/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Lord of the Flies Discuss what 'The darkness of man's heart' means.

mans heart'.There are many areas within the novel which give evidence to support the view that the main theme is about "the darkness of mans heart.". The first part of the novel is a very important p ...

(4 pages) 65 0 4.0 Apr/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Existentialism in Eugene Lonesco's " Rhinoceros"

The only way to really not become a rhinoceros is by making the existential decision not to do so.A main theme in Eugene Ionesco's, Rhinoceros, is that true meaning resides in action rather than in me ... ower was actually quite weak. It would be admitting the meaninglessness in his futile attempts to remain a human. He didn't want to see that he, in fact, was becoming a rhinoceros.Had Jean agreed to s ...

(3 pages) 80 1 4.8 Nov/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Analysis of the Poem "Lucifer in Starlight" by George Meredith

techniques such as metaphor, connotation, and symbolism is the key to unlock other expressions. The main theme of the poem is that Lucifer has no place out of his hell, and anything he tries to reente ... devil really has, for the reader can just see Lucifer savoring over the masses entering his vile domain. Then, Lucifer peers at the most extreme places in the world, describing the sands of Africa. T ...

(3 pages) 49 0 4.0 Oct/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

"The Summer of the Falcon" by Jean Craighead George

he novel The Summer Of the Falcon, the author Jean Craighead George parallels the maturation of the main character with the teaching of a bird to fly and take commands. June becomes mature and grows f ... falcon. It has fully grown and has decided to live independently, without any of June's support.The main theme of the novel is maturity, freedom and realizing the cycle of nature. Of these three, matu ...

(3 pages) 28 0 4.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Jumanji" by Chris Van Allsburg - Book Review

Type of Story: AdventureThe story is set in Brantford, New Hampshire, 1969.Main Theme:One day, twelve year old Alan Parrish was riding down the main street when he hears "Prep ... r Boys, they handed Alan a brochure and congratulated him. Inside the brochure was a picture of the main dormitory which was named Parrish Hall after Alan's grandfather. Alan rolled his eyes, "great, ...

(3 pages) 86 0 3.3 Jan/1996

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

The Effect of Realism on Leo Tolstoy shown in "The Death of Ivan Ilyich"

van Ilyich, shows the influence of Realism on its author. Leo Tolstoy. The illusion of reality, the main theme of the novella, is an aspect of Realism that Tolstoy effectively used in this novella. Ot ...

(3 pages) 185 1 3.9 Feb/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Effects of Sin in the Scarlet Letter by Hawthorne

Sin is the main theme in the Scarlet Letter. All of the characters in the bookwere somehow affected by the main ... l of the characters in the bookwere somehow affected by the main sin, which was adultery. The three maincharacters were the most widely affected, and their whole lives were molded by theway they dealt ...

(3 pages) 73 0 4.0 Feb/1997

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

"Siddhartha's Journey" by Hesse

There are two parts to the main theme of this work. One part is that people can teach religious doctrine, but it may not lead o ... inner 'self'. The other part is that knowledge can be taught, but wisdom comes from experience. The main character, Siddhartha, came to understand these things during his glorious journey to find spir ... by Hermann Hesse.In order to find his 'self', Siddhartha undertook a quest that was split into four main parts. These parts include: understanding, escape from 'self', knowledge of 'self', and wisdom, ...

(3 pages) 132 0 4.0 Dec/1995

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"The Scarlet Ibis" by James Hurst

le refers to his older brother quite often. The remarks he makes helps show that brotherhood is the main theme of the story. When Doodle was up on the loft looking at a casket, his brother explained t ...

(2 pages) 66 0 3.2 May/1995

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Hidden sins in "The Minister's Black Veil" by Nathaniel Hawthorne

l to show his face. The minister, Mr. Hopper, has many hidden sins; furthermore, hidden sins is the main theme of the parable.Hawthorne develops the theme of hidden sins through his main character, Mr ... ly forth, and the mourners followed'(296), but Mr. Hopper stood at the end of the crowd so he can remain unseen. Clearly, Hawthorne wants the reader to know that the minister does not fit with the res ...

(4 pages) 152 3 3.4 Sep/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Inheit the Wind. Essay explaining the trial and the purpose of the Golden Dancer

The right to think and to examine controversial theories is the main theme of the play. The author uses the trial where Cates must defend his beliefs in the court o ...

(1 pages) 128 3 2.8 May/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

"One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest" by Kesey. A bitter commentary on the condition of the American society

the course of the story, however, I strongly believe that a recurring theme can be singled out. The main theme behind One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest is that the society that we love so much is not as ...

(6 pages) 111 0 5.0 Feb/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

A. E. Housman's 'To an Athlete Dying Young'

E. Housman's 'To an Athlete Dying Young,' also known asLyric XIX in A Shropshire Lad, holds as its main theme thepremature death of a young athlete as told from the point of viewof a friend serving a ... zas and talks of howthe athlete is smart for dying young because Housman knows thatglory does not remain forever. One would believe that Housman wasa man that believed that all records were made to be ...

(7 pages) 205 0 4.7 Nov/1994

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"Ethan Frome" by Edith Wharton

Ethan Frome, the main character in the book entitled Ethan Frome, by Edith Wharton, has manycomplex problems going on ... s to be hard because of Ethan's wifes interference. Nothing seems to be going in Ethan's favor. The main theme of the book is failure, and this is shown through marrying his wife, not being able to st ... , not being able to stand up to his wife, andincidents that come from the smash up, proves that the main theme of the book is failure. It seemed that everything Ethan tried to do, worked against his f ...

(3 pages) 74 0 3.3 Mar/1995

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

'Same Time, Same Place' by Mervyn Peake

ent each other and seem to work together. In the story 'Same Time, Same Place' by Mervyn Peake, the main theme that is evident is that things are not always as they seem. Peake uses the literary eleme ... f characters, setting, contrast, and many others in a way that they all lead the reader to the same main point. These literary elements and how they work together in communicating Peake's theme will b ...

(4 pages) 29 0 3.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

An essay comparing and contrasting the two poems: "Island Man" by Grace Nichols and "The Fringe of the Sea", by A.L. Hendriks. (UK English GCSE Coursework, KS 4)

ng". This emphasises the word "morning". It makes it seem important, which it is, because it is the main theme in this poem. When you hear the poem, you may also hear "Mourning". This gives the idea t ...

(8 pages) 103 2 3.0 Oct/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers