Essays Tagged: "what really happened"

Judgementality, contemporary prejudism in the context of the Scarlet letter

ew the 'truth,' everyone had already decided his fate before the evidencewas presented. No one knew what happened but we all formed our opinionsand theories of how he did it, why he did it, and if he ... l'people judged before they knew the truth.Objects were judged even though they had no relevance on what reallyhappened. In 'The Ministers Black Veil' no one knew why the minister worethe veil but eve ...

(2 pages) 36 0 4.1 Dec/1996

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

Jane Tompkins "Indians"

ough and through by the observer's frame of reference, then one will never know, if any given case, what really happened.'(Pg. 619)The purpose of this essay is that history is a result of point of vie ... s your prejudices regarding the topic. This leads me to one of Tompkins main points of discussion: 'What really is the truth?'As I have mentioned throughout the essay, everything is subject to the opi ...

(3 pages) 75 0 4.0 Oct/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"The Black Cat"

the story, these events have to be interpreted and the reader must come to his own conclusion as to what really happened.The reader is shown in the opening paragraph that he should not trust the narra ... red, his rage grew. The narrator seems to have had the feeling that they (the animals) must pay for what they have done. Tiny scratches upon the narrators hand necessitated Pluto losing an eye. He als ...

(3 pages) 73 0 2.2 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Anthropoligical view of John Davis - Explorer

n mind which could be plunder, colonization, or even to explore and give an anthropological look at what really happened. These explorers are comparable to present day anthropologists because some of ... ere previous natives had been laid to rest. Not ignoring it, he gives us an accurate description of what they were wearing in the grave, what they wore around their necks and how he presumed this to b ...

(3 pages) 54 0 3.7 Mar/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

A compare and contrast paper about two short stories, "A Description of New England" by John Smith and "Of Plymouth Plantation" by William Bradford.

ably. Both authors use certain tones to attract and persuade certain audiences. John Smith wrote of what a wonderful place the New World was, while on the other hand Bradford wrote about the difficult ... d in the Americas, writes a description of the new land. In "A Description of New England" he shows what a wonderful world of vast food and pleasure await. William Bradford, another pilgrim who arrive ...

(3 pages) 111 0 5.0 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

A discussion into the ways in which Williams explores memory in 'The Glass Menagerie'

Tennessee Williams has shown memory as a distortion of what really happened. The 'Glass Menagerie' is all Tom's memory. If seen from another characters vie ... e five, as Tom describes Laura as "peculiar" the music changes to a "tango that has a minor and somewhat ominous tone". I feel this is illustrating Tom's thoughts about Laura. The minor key within the ... the play, as it is his memory, it gives him the power to change, distort or exaggerate the truth of what happened. Tom stays on the stage for the whole play but stands to the side when he is not in th ...

(4 pages) 104 1 4.3 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

A Separate Peace: The Nature of Hatred and Peace This essay discribes the fatal extremes of hate and peace, as seen in John Knowles' "Separate Peace"

ould say "there isn't any war. (p. 107)" He would deny all hatred, even if it was the confession of what really happened to his leg. His goal was not to achieve rivalry but to live and enjoy peace. Wh ...

(2 pages) 141 2 4.4 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The Battle of Normandy.

This essay is a report on what really happened when the Allies invaded Nomandy, France on the 6th of June 1944. It just says h ...

(2 pages) 22 0 0.0 Jul/2003

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

Christianity as a Tool of Conquest.

ruction of the Indies written by Bartolome de las Casas. Throughout the paper, the contrast between what the original cause and purpose of the Europeans was in their attempt to colonize the new Americ ... centuates the violence that they commited against the indigenous, being this a contrary atribute to what they preached. This concept is presented in contrast to the humility and kindness that the indi ...

(8 pages) 94 0 5.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

Kent State Incident.

as also the most bitter, dividing the generations in their reactions. It's interesting to see first what was the political and social context of the time, and then to observe what really happened and ... ns and describes the web of historical forces that spawned the 1960s and beyond.Thirty years later, what have we learned from "Kent State"? According to Scott Bills, the deaths of four students on May ...

(7 pages) 88 0 4.4 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

A book review/summary on "The Lovely Bones" by Alice Sebold.

ght not be dead, but still somewhere, out there, alive. But as the months pass without any clues to what really happened, her family starts to drift away in some relations and connect in others. Her f ... art. Her sister tries to cope with the death of Susie, while her little brother tries to understand what it means to be 'gone'.She also describes the surroundings of heaven, where it is different for ...

(1 pages) 82 1 5.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Gladiator. Comparison from the movie to actual history. similarities and differences.

In the movie, many things portrayed are the same as what really happened in Roman history. Some things though, are a little different in the actual hist ... in the movie. Scenes were changed in the movie too, to make the plot more interesting. I connected what I could between the movie and the actual history of Rome.Maximus was the general of Rome and a ... successors, the Roman army often refused to accept the new emperors and assassinated them. This is what Commodus tried to do with Maximus in order for himself to become emperor and rule.Gracchus want ...

(3 pages) 118 2 3.3 Mar/2004

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

Carthage, the Pheonicians and what really happened with the child sacrifices?

Carthage- What Really Happened?Carthage, inventers of the alphabet, leading navigators, a civilization that th ...

(5 pages) 18 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Were they the First?

on their behalf is considered ignorant, or worse. Although there are records of the time that show what really happened, the popular version as taught to school children seems to have been accepted b ... the public would not have accepted the Wright's claim any more than they had the others.Meanwhile, what of the others? Did anyone really fly a successful powered airplane before the Wrights? There we ...

(4 pages) 33 1 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The History of Thanksgiving

because I feel that no one really knows the truth about Thanksgiving. In the mean time I will write what I know, not what I feel.Each year at this time school children all over America are taught the ... s all very colorful and fascinating. It is also very deceiving. This official story is nothing like what really happened. Or is it? It is a fairy tale, a whitewashed and sanitized collection of half-t ...

(4 pages) 63 2 3.6 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Should the picture by Forman Illustrating two people falling to their death be published?

son enough. However "a picture is worth a thousand words". In a situation like this one, being told what happened does not affect the public as much as being able to see what really happened. Since no ... the fire of the building, however another event in the public interest arises with the collapse of what is suppose to be a life saving fire escape which is clearly visible on the picture. This event ...

(3 pages) 46 2 4.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues

Why and under what conditions are people more likely to buy brand names rather than their generic counterparts?

et Pepsi like Madonna. You arrive at work and curse Microsoft for the blue screen. But that was not what really happened. You were actually buying a life, getting deeply connected to cars and cold dri ... he need for self esteem. 'If you can tell me how you get your feeling of importance, I can tell you what you are.' (Dale Carnegie) Everybody acquires an image of themselves, partly from our interactio ...

(10 pages) 382 0 3.5 May/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Marketing

Othello's characteristics

the Duke and the Venetian Senators. The extract is Othello's explanation to Brabantio, to elucidate what really happened between him and Desdemona.Despite Brabantio's insults and wild accusations, Oth ... is shows that Othello did not mean any harm within his actions, and does not see himself guilty for what he has done.. The fact that he still speaks in a peaceful tone and manner symbolises that he is ...

(3 pages) 41 0 5.0 May/2004

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

Possession: reception and interpretation: critical overview of different types of criticism and try to show how Byatt uses them in her novel.

cs propose new reading of the work from a model of analysis previously defined. It tries to examine what types of questions we should pose about literary works. In this seminar, we are going to give a ... cal criticism was applied to literary works. This approach considers the literary work in light of "what really happened" during the period reflected in that work. It insists that to understand a piec ...

(13 pages) 77 0 5.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Outline the causes and developments leading up to the Tiananmen Square incident in 1989

its own government will always be a defining moment in history, but there is much speculation about what really happened on those fateful days as the truth will probably never be known.Tiananmen Squar ... survived China since the downfall of Imperial China". Although the aims of the protestors were somewhat demanding and essentially unrealistic, many of the protestors were willing to die for their cau ...

(7 pages) 56 0 5.0 Aug/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers