Essays Tagged: "universal themes"

A Classic Comparison between Thomas Hardy's "The Return of the Native" and Charles Dickens' "Great Expectations"

Classic novels usually share in the aspect of universal themes which touch people through out the ages. All types of audiences can relate to and u ... n of the Native and Charles Dickens' Great Expectations are examples of literary classics that have universal themes. Hardy's tale illustrates the role of chance in his characters lives. Through the s ... he immoral theme of chance.Great Expectations by Charles Dickens is also a classic novel due to its universal theme of true good."Great Expectations is Charles Dickens' 'most compactly perfect book,' ...

(5 pages) 75 0 4.4 Dec/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Robert Frost- Relating To Life Experiences

of the twentieth century. (Mertins- Frost) His popularity is partly due to his experiences and the universal themes that he uses to create his poems about relationships, nature, and the world. (Merti ... just one wall, but it can be any wall anywhere. The title it is given makes the meaning of it very universal. The overall tone of "Mending Wall" being quite ironic at times, to quite uninterested at ...

(6 pages) 238 1 4.3 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The themes of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet".

e and the experiences that come with it. Shakespeare's plays have remained popular because of their universal themes and appealing characters.Firstly, Shakespeare offers deep insight into human nature ... artistic values add to the themes to increase audience's enjoyment of the play. The everlasting and universal nature of the themes help audiences feels that the play has contributed something to their ...

(3 pages) 43 0 4.3 Jun/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Romeo & Juliet

"Miss Jane Pittman" by Ernest James Gaines.

in rural black America, specifically in the fictional town of Bayonne, Louisiana. His work explores universal themes such as the conflict between tradition and change, relationships between father and ...

(6 pages) 56 0 5.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Analysis of the theme of racism in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.

e implemented to describe the harsh reality of growing-up in the southand being black. She uses the universal themes of racism, cruelty, education,abandonment, and many others to show the reader what ...

(3 pages) 80 0 4.7 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Operation Read: "Lord of the Rings- Return of the King Literacy Project"

the Return of the King is that you should never give up on a goal you have in life. The values and universal themes expressed in Lord of the Rings inspired people to overcome the challenges facing th ...

(2 pages) 32 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

How does characterisation in "Of mice and men" display the themes and issues within the text? "Of Mice and Men" - John Steinbeck

derstand particular issues relevant in the text. The characters induce the reader to deal with many universal themes and issues that can be transposed through both time and context such as the theme o ... . Through the character of Lennie, Of Mice and Men deals with the issue, "hope brings happiness", a universal understanding that the reader can engage with and respond to, because of how Lennie exhibi ...

(5 pages) 144 1 4.2 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Themes in Frankenstein Seen in Contemporary Society

in, many themes that are present are also present in contemporary society. Many of these themes are universal. The term universal pertains to the "relating to, extending to, or affecting the entire wo ... r all within the world; worldwide; all time periods" (American Heritage Dictionary pg. 1401). These universal themes are seen everyday in life; the theme of playing God, the theme of having control, p ...

(7 pages) 129 4 4.9 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Consider how Robert Frost's life experiences are reflected in his poetic works.

nd honoured poets of the twentieth century. His popularity is partly due to his experiences and the universal themes that he uses to create his poems about relationships, nature, and the world. Frost' ... tairs"This represents an impersonal account of a failing relationship, which is at once private and universal. The irony of Frost's poetic works is that most of his poems that have underlying meanings ...

(6 pages) 187 2 4.1 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Transformation of Shakespeare's "othello" to Tim Black Nelson's "O"

Tim Blake Nelson in his conversion of Shakespeare's Othello into 'O', required him to modernise the universal themes that are prolific throughout Shakespearean literature and human life. These themati ...

(6 pages) 54 0 2.0 Jun/2004

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

Every text has it's use-by date. Discuss in relation to Shakespeare's King Lear with references to different themes and productions.

nd underlying messages. Idea's explored by the play such as Good vs. Evil and Chaos vs. Anarchy are universal despite the context it's discussed and explored in. Although language is a barrier due to ... cted in theatres and sometimes it's stories re-made into Hollywood movies."King Lear" explores many universal themes; these themes have proven to stand the test of time and are often still re-explored ...

(3 pages) 43 1 3.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Art Essays

Shakespeare: Who is he and where does he get his ideas?

akespeare is a man of many words, and a writer of many emotions. Shakespeare's sonnets address many universal themes, such as love, jealousy, and concerns about aging and the effects of the passage of ...

(2 pages) 20 1 2.6 Feb/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Universal Themes in "Antigone"

Sophocles, the great Greek tragedian wrote the tragedy Antigone. In the play he uses universal themes, themes the audience knows and can relate to. These universal themes, loyalty to fa ... mon die, Ismene loses her sister, and Creon loses his wife and son.Loyalty to state, is another key universal theme in greek tragedy. Ismene shows her loyalty to state when he disagrees with her siste ... ssued a decree against his burial and is not willing to accept the punishment for burring him. This universal theme can go both ways. Loyalty or or the lack of. People in the greek audience would not ...

(2 pages) 25 0 0.0 May/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Comparative analysis on Jane Austen's Novel Emma and Amy Heckerling's clueless

ansformation of Jane Austen's Novel Emma to Amy Heckerling's post-modern 'teen-flick' Clueless, the universal themes have been adapted to suit a wider modern audience. It is through studying the proce ...

(6 pages) 84 1 5.0 May/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"King Lear": "Every text has it's use by date." Australian HSC essay.

produced and recontextualised plays. Different productions over the years, regardless of the play's universal themes, have evolved and been informed by the social and political constructs and values o ... the binaries of blindness and sight, chaos and order and good and evil. It is the ideas, which are universal; the text, which is unstable and can therefore be adapted to different contexts the langua ...

(4 pages) 61 2 4.7 Oct/2005

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

Show How Poets You have Studied this Year Develop Universal Themes Through Simple Images

Blake, Slessor, Eliot and Tennyson, simple images of objects, actions and ideas are used to develop universal themes of life, death, social decay, religion and human alienation. 'London' and 'Beach Bu ... actions and ideas are used in combination with a variety of poetic techniques to allow the complex universal themes of life, death, human alienation and religion to be explored thoroughly. Imagery is ...

(4 pages) 36 0 0.0 Jun/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature > Poetry

What themes stood out for you most powerfully in your reading of "Fly Away Peter" by David Malouf?

fear, filth and haunting memories.David Malouf is quite distinctive in his approach to a number of universal themes that have been constantly repeated and reworded in literature for centuries. This s ...

(4 pages) 35 0 0.0 Aug/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

"What will continue to make Yeats' poetry worthy of critical study?"

Yeats' poetry communicates through a plethora of stylistic devises many potent and universal themes and ideas, which will continue to make his poetry worthy of critical study. His exc ... long with an opportunity to broaden our understanding and perspectives on life, and ponder over the universal themes which, across a century, are still relevant in our society. It is due to this reaso ... he future consequences of actions they take in the present. Hence, Yeats' poetry presents us with a universal message, which is easily applicable to our own personal life, especially in this transitio ...

(8 pages) 28 0 3.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Elizabeth Bishop Analysis

s. In my opinion, Bishop is a poet of the ordinary, the mundane and the banal, who writes about the universal themes of loss, loneliness, belonging and pain. We often search Bishop's poetry to underst ...

(4 pages) 32 0 3.0 Jan/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

"Wuthering Heights" by Emily Bronte: To what extent do you see differing approaches to the analysis of your text useful in understanding the author's intention?

a contemporary audience. The relevance of Wuthering Heights can be seen through the exploration of universal themes that makes it a timeless literary masterpiece. Nineteenth century England was a tim ...

(6 pages) 25 0 0.0 Feb/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature