Essays Tagged: "Melville"

"The Scarlet Letter" How would the characters see the white whale? Mentiones also Melville's Moby Dick

In Melville's Moby Dick our narrator, Ishmael, has a unique view on the great white whale. '...all thes ... nel-house within...' By examining his remarks, we can tell he is a very down-to-earth man; however, Melville uses a common theme of 'how do you know for sure'. He is saying, many times throughout the ... from Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter see the whiteness of the whale?, is going to be a comparison to Melville's characters. The first comparison is between Hester Prynne and Ishmael. Hester Prynne is a ...

(4 pages) 46 0 3.0 Mar/1997

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

Symbolism in American Romantic fiction.

world and all this can be found in the works of such Romantic fiction writers as Poe, Hawthorne and Melville. Their works however, do not relate itself directly to the social scene but rather show a c ... esident of his home, alongside anguish and torment.Symbolism is also shown in"Billy Budd" by Herman Melville. The major theme of the novella is innocence versus evil, both of which are presented as ba ...

(7 pages) 50 0 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Cultural Relativism: Is truth defined by our culture or our culture by truth?

In his article "Cultural relativism and cultural values", Melville Herkovits defines the principle of cultural relativism as "judgments are based on experienc ... f cultural relativism are the many different practices of different cultures from around the world. Melville J. Herskovits gives examples of a West African culture of Dahomey, which practice polygamy. ... bsolutes and determining everyone as right it simply is not a valid concept.BibliographyHerskovits, Melville J. "Cultural Relativism and Values," Taking Sides, Clashing viewson controversial moral iss ...

(6 pages) 323 0 4.1 Feb/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

19th Century Literature

able to vote were the wrong thing, yet many did little or nothing about it. Stanton, Douglass, and Melville were just three of the many writers who saw bad things happening and decided to take a stan ...

(2 pages) 35 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Bartleby the Scrivener

tion that characters like the narrator achieved so effortlessly. Bartleby's death plainly points to Melville's dissatisfied view of the modern world; a world where strength comes from weakness and fle ... leby the Scrivener in such simple terms, however, is to ignore some important, specific themes that Melville cleverly shows with the characters in the story.To Melville, the modern demanding society s ...

(2 pages) 92 1 3.4 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Bookreport on a Biography of Richard Feynman.

life, from working on the Manhattan Project, to winning the Nobel Prize.Richard Feynman was born to Melville and Lucille Feynman in Far Rockaway, New York on Mya 11th, 1918 and began his fascination w ... f credit for this as he set out to stimulate Richard to think from an early age in a scientific way.Melville used to play games with Richard using small colored tiles while he was sitting in his high ...

(8 pages) 33 0 4.4 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

Conflict between Staff and Line Managerial Officers

IntroductionThe article "Conflict between staff and line managerial officers" from Melville Dalton describes the situation of staff organizations in the 1950s. In this time staff orga ...

(6 pages) 105 1 3.6 Apr/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

The Significance of Physical Markings in Moby Dick, The Scarlet Letter and "The Birthmark"

ul. Therefore, we can deduce that physical markings, which decorate the body, also reflect the soul.Melville and Hawthorne also recognize the importance of the human body. However, instead of focusing ... (instated by nature), or are gained during their lifetime (purposefully instated by man or beast). Melville and Hawthorne both choose to take a uniqueness of the body and use it to distinguish their ...

(10 pages) 47 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Alexander Graham

lled visible speech. The system, which was developed by his father, the Scottish educator Alexander Melville Bell (1819-1905), shows how the lips, tongue, and throat are used in the articulation of so ...

(2 pages) 24 0 5.0 Jul/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

Analysis of the Works of Herman Melville and Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Herman Melville and Nathaniel Hawthorne are two of the most influential authors in American Literature. Bot ... them was a source of critic and interpretation that would ultimately influence each of their works. Melville in particular was moved by Hawthorne's intellectual stimulation and inspired him to write " ... in the way. Hawthorne wrote in The Scarlet Letter of a woman who had to face reality and accept it, Melville takes a different approach demonstrating the potential disasters of one who refuse to accep ...

(5 pages) 20 0 5.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

The Role of the Dead Letter Office in "Bartleby the Scrivener"

While Melville only mentions the "Dead Letter Office" in the last paragraph, he portrays its significance ... the "Dead Letter Office" in the last paragraph, he portrays its significance throughout the story. Melville reveals Bartleby previously worked in a Dead Letter Office, where he handled the monotonous ... feels pity for Bartleby working at a place devoid of happiness. By employing a theme of lost hope, Melville describes the dead letters as mail, which fails to reach its destination with its encouragi ...

(1 pages) 29 0 0.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Dobbies Garden Centre Plc

nd it succeeded from International Prize leeks and Gold Medal sweet peas. In 1934, Dobbies moved to Melville, and developed internationally. In 1969, a distinguished horticultural business was made by ...

(6 pages) 37 0 5.0 Dec/2006

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies

Billy Budd

Billy Budd - Billy and Claggart The film based upon Melville's novel "Billy Budd" deals with the theme of good verses evil; here good is represent ...

(3 pages) 8 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


on as "The act by which God supposedly foreordained everything that would happen; destiny or fate." Melville uses predestination throughout this whole novel. The entire book is based on foreshadowing ... reader to understand and believe that a single whale destroyed an entire ship and its crew because Melville set the stage for it. He explained the conflict between the whale's super naturalness and t ...

(1 pages) 1186 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Moby Dick

s futile struggle against Nature is resolved in his and his ship's destruction. By destroying Ahab, Melville sends the message that Nature and Fate are unconquerable, that man must realize this truth ... b gave in to his darker side instead of seeing the hopelessness of his struggle. In both conflicts, Melville shows man's inferiority to Nature and warns against such futile actions as trying to comple ...

(6 pages) 28 0 3.0 Jan/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Billy budd

Billy Budd By: Herman Mellville Herman Melville's Billy Budd is a classic tale of innocence and evil. The main force of innocence is consta ... ttacked by the force of evil until the innocence falters. Through the use of many literary devices, Melville shows how sometimes the obvious results do not always occur when they are being expected. H ... The use of symbols heavily influences the book. Most of the symbols are religious ones because of Melville's belief at the time. The most compelling symbol is that of Billy being compared to Jesus. ...

(4 pages) 25 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Alexander Graham Bell

s Bell, was suffering from loss of hearing that was gradually getting worse by the day. His father, Melville Bell was a speech expert who taught correct speech and elocution. They named him Alexander ... as well as a speech expert. He went by the nickname Aleck. Aleck had two brothers, a older brother Melville Jr., better known as Melly, and a younger brother Edward. Aleck had beautiful black beady e ...

(5 pages) 9 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Moby Dick Moby Dick is a story about honesty, vengeance,

s strength, with an incredible malice sine wing it. That inscrutable thing is chiefly what I hate" (Melville).From this we see that Ahab's reason is mainly not the fact that Moby Dick has taken his le ... roll, thou all destroying but unconquering whale...for hate's sake I spit my last breath at thee" (Melville). This actually shows his reason for his hateful vengeance on Moby Dick which is not knowin ...

(2 pages) 1687 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Billy, Bartleby, and Edna: American Transcendental

s did, applying the divine principles, following the intuition. "Bartleby, the Scrivener" by Melville is a story about transcendentalist who is gradually releasing physical world out of his con ... es becomes a savior of his boss just as Christ was. "Billy Budd" is another novel written by Melville which contains a lot of transcendental meaning and Christian symbols. Interestingly, in "Bi ...

(4 pages) 7 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

Thoreau as a Model for "Bartleby, the Scrivener" (Melville)

proposes that Bartleby and Henry David Thoreau have much in common. Further, Oliver points out that Melville wrote "Bartleby" as a satire to comment on Thoreau's life.Melville and Thoreau ran in the s ... d Thoreau ran in the same circles. There is no doubt that while visiting his good friend Hawthorne, Melville would have heard about Thoreau's seclusion on Walden Pond. Oliver points to this as the fir ...

(2 pages) 42 0 5.0 Mar/2010

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American