Essays Tagged: "microcosm"

The Shield of Achilles. From the Illiad.

r part in the Iliad. It portrays the story of the Achaeans and their fight against the Trojans in a microcosm of the larger story. Forged by the god, Hephaestus, who was a crippled smith, it depicts t ...

(3 pages) 148 0 3.8 Nov/1994

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

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

nd the survivors land on a tropical almost paradise like island, unspoiled by man. This island is a microcosm representing the world. On the island the survivors all meet together and create a chief R ...

(4 pages) 65 0 4.0 Apr/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

The Triumph of "Gorsh the Cellist" Miyazawa Kenji

f discovery about the human condition and overwhelms us with a tale of triumph. Each step is like a microcosm of the whole - as though each step were a journey in itself. Kenji's stories are set again ...

(3 pages) 28 0 4.0 Feb/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

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

e non-specific realities of the real world. The literary term for such a technique is the use of a 'microcosm' - a small universe representative of a larger one. Kesey uses the environment of the ment ...

(6 pages) 111 0 5.0 Feb/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Lord Of The Flies" by Golding Viewing the various aspects of the island society .

In viewing the various aspects of the island society in Golding's Lord ofthe Flies as a symbolic microcosm of society, a converse perspective mustalso be considered. Golding's island of marooned yo ...

(7 pages) 79 0 3.8 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > "Lord of the Flies" by Sir William Gerald Golding

How the societal expectations of women in the 18th century mirrored America's hopes for a prosperous republic.

of women in the 18th century mirrored America's hope for a prosperous republic. It was a macrocosm microcosm effect, when if there were chaos inside the home due to women's actions, there would be a ...

(4 pages) 6646 0 5.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Women's Studies

Review of "The Chocolate War", adapted from Robert Cormier's novel of the same name, discusses Jerry's problems and how he overcomes them.

holic boys' school, Trinity High. The film is directed by Keith Gordon and he presents Trinity as a microcosm, which is the main setting of the film. Set in America in the 1980s, The Chocolate War was ...

(4 pages) 51 0 4.3 Aug/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

"The Lord of the flies" Book review.

ss within man is inevitable especially under the circumstances of the boys. The island epitomizes a microcosm of human society and because the boys are marooned on an island where there is no recogniz ...

(2 pages) 36 0 3.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Why has parliament (UK) been criticised for being insufficiently representative?

nts and reflects society's composition and views.A main criticism of Parliament is that it is not a microcosm of society, excluding certain groups, such as women and ethnic minorities. Instead, Parlia ...

(4 pages) 39 0 0.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government

Moby Dick:Herman Melville questions, and analyzes, the connections between Melville, Ahab, and modern religion

s twenty-eight through thirty-one, one is led to believe that Ahab is very much a God-figure in the microcosm of the Pequod.Ahab is a dour, imposing man who frightens his crew through his unwavering o ... e of society's relationship with the God-figures in life? For if the Pequod really is meant to be a microcosm of the world (which would account for the racial diversity of the crew), then Ahab would b ...

(3 pages) 47 0 0.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Explain how Twelve Angry Men(reginald rose) depicts justice and the legal system in western society

nd beliefs, all epitomised by the characters who are found in the jury room. This jury represents a microcosm of society with its strengths and weaknesses reaching a verdict on a criminal case. In exp ...

(4 pages) 117 2 4.2 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Flaws in nature

ness, "Christ Figure", Roger who is the evil and/or Satan, Jack the savagery, anarchy, The island a microcosm representing the world, the beast the evil residing within everyone, the dark side of huma ...

(6 pages) 28 0 3.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies

Comment on the main themes of the novel, particularly the focus on social control and conformity as well as individuality, self-expression and a sense of freedom:

of freedom. The tightly run mental asylum of Big Nurse is the abode of these themes and is merely a microcosm to the outside society itself. The patients are stripped of their identity as soon as they ...

(4 pages) 35 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

CH99: "The Doubloon" and human nature

Within Moby Dick, Melville created his own microcosm, in which to stage a tale of adventure and philosophy. This microcosm came in the form of ...

(5 pages) 20 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Nectar in a Sieve Book Review

fall prey to the physical temptation of survival. What happens in Rukmani's life and village is a microcosm of what is happening to a developing India.Although there are many characters in the ...

(6 pages) 52 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Varieties of bodily experiences

of bodily experienceIntroductionMary Douglas (Natural Symbols, 1970) described the human body as a microcosm of society. This is not a new idea, the word "microcosm" being derived from the Ancient Gr ...

(5 pages) 115 0 4.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Evil Is Present Lord of the Flies by William Golding | Directions Analyze how Golding uses symbols to reveal his ideas about the nature of man and society.

efects in society can be traced back to defects of human nature." This human nature is shown in the microcosm created on the island that Ralph and the boys land on. With the democratic Ralph and his c ...

(2 pages) 36 0 4.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > "Lord of the Flies" by Sir William Gerald Golding

The Platonic and Aristotelian Conception of the Soul

pective. Plato's conception of the soul is an integral part of works, The Republic, and Phaedo. The microcosm and macrocosm analogies between an individual and the state are evident throughout the boo ... ety as a whole and the life of the individual has become a prominent theme in The Republic. Plato's microcosm of the individual resembling the structures of the state is evident in his conception of t ...

(10 pages) 146 0 4.5 Jun/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

Discuss how George Orwell uses language techniques to represent power in "Animal Farm."

to candidly illustrate the corruptive nature of power and to symbolise the communist system in the microcosm of a farmyard barn.George Orwell was the pen name of Eric Blair, a British political novel ...

(7 pages) 92 0 5.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Lord of the Flies: The Transformation Into Savagery. This essay explores the consequences of human life when isolated from society.

al surroundings. In William Golding's Lord of the Flies, the island on which the children live is a microcosm of today's world and it contains a bleak picture of society. Golding shows that even after ... has a pessimistic message towards civilization. The island on which the children are stranded is a microcosm of today's world. He has revealed that even beyond the years of evolution when humans are ...

(6 pages) 43 0 5.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers