Essays Tagged: "Wit"

Role of Falstaff in Henry IV, Part One

y criticism I found concentrated on Falstaff and sowill I. This may begin in the eighteenth century with Samuel Johnson. For Johnson, the Prince is a 'young man of great abilities and violent passions ... table Falstaff, how shall I describe thee? Thou compound of sense and vice . . . a character loaded with faults, and with faults which produce contempt . . . a thief, a glutton, a coward, and a boaste ...

(4 pages) 52 0 3.3 Oct/1996

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

On Lying in Bed (Essay on "This Short Essay" written by G.K. Chesterton)

le to display his absolute understanding of human nature. He explains this nature through humor and wit in this particular essay, On Lying in Bed. According to this essay, Chesterton has developed thr ... it because they will feel unfulfilled. The third and final part of Chesterton's essay deals with his idea that life has become a monotonous task for some people. He shows this by demonstrating ...

(2 pages) 52 0 4.6 Feb/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

18th Literature

or until the death of John Dryden in 1700. The literature of the Restoration was characterized by wit and elegance influenced by French classical taste. This period pertained to traditional values ... nd elegance influenced by French classical taste. This period pertained to traditional values and 'wit'. The Diary of Samuel Pepys written by Samuel Pepys and A Journel of the Plague Years by Daniel ...

(3 pages) 149 0 3.5 Feb/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

essay on Voltaire's enlightment views

undoubtedly the most famous. One of the more interesting of the enlightenment figures, Voltaireused wit and clever satire to convey his messages. In some cases, he shared the same view as other philos ... e did not believe there were accidents, there has to be a reason for everything.(18) This goes alongwith the new way of thinking. Nothing happened 'by accident', everything had a reason or law which c ...

(2 pages) 108 0 3.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

How Huck (by mark Twain) Uses His Creativity, Luck, and Wits to Get Rid of the Pits

t people are in trouble they either take the easy way out and lie, or they use their creativity and wit. The protagonist of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain, uses more wit than most f ... wain, uses more wit than most fourteen year old kids use in their lifetime. Whenever life hits Huck with a problem, he always conquers it by using awareness, cleverness, and insight.Before Huck starts ...

(4 pages) 36 0 4.0 Dec/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Mark Twain

Social Construction of Reality: Animal Farm by George Orwell How does this book demonstrate the social construction of reality?

In looking at Orwell's novel, Animal Farm, it is easily recognized that through wit and craft he has outlined, through animals living on a farm, playing respective roles, a critiqu ... ugh propaganda and bloodshed. Orwell states, "Somehow it seemed as though the farm had grown richer without making the animals themselves any richer-- except, of course, for the pigs and the dogs." Th ... Napoleon and Snowball increasingly bicker over the future for the farm, and they begin to struggle with each other for power over the other animals. Snowball comes up with a scheme to build an electr ...

(7 pages) 126 0 4.5 May/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Critical Analysis of the "Rape of the Lock" by Pope

ape of his epic, Pope chose to utilize the heroic couplet to trivialize this grandeur. Pope's quick wit bounces the reader along his detailed description of his parlor-room epic. His content is purpos ... mpares and contrasts. He places significant life factors (i.e., survival, death, etc.) side by side with the trivial (although not to Belinda and her friends: love letters, accessories). Although Pope ...

(7 pages) 170 0 3.0 Mar/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

John Collier and his short stories. Compares the short stories with a common theme

according to Anthony Burgess in the London Times. He was known for 'literary allusiveness and quiet wit' (Contemporary Authors 111). A collection of his most memorable works was published in 1972 enti ... he young and old. Collier is notable for lightly carried erudition, literary allusiveness and quiet wit, according to Anthony Burgess. Anthony Burgess, a novelist, said though not a writer of the very ...

(8 pages) 70 0 3.0 Mar/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

book report of harry potter in letter form to the author

of Azkaban. Through out the series I could not live toput the book down and had to watch harry out wit every person who thwarted him. In effect hisenemies became more vengeful."Malfoy was furious abo ... a way ofsmuggling the hippogriff to safety, and seemed outraged that he and his father had been outwittedby a gamekeeper."That is what kept me reading. You kept putting Harry in to these near impossi ...

(2 pages) 106 1 3.8 Jul/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen: Any man who tries to argue Jane Austen's ability to draw characters would be undoubtedly a fool, for the author's talent in that area of prose is hard to match.

that area of prose is hard to match. However even the most ardent fans of Austen will have to agree with the fact that the personages she creates are not appealing to every man. An exception to that t ... ption to that trend in this reader's opinion would be the character of Mr. Bennet, who by his sharp wit and stark realism alone redeems Pride and Prejudice for any audience who under other circumstanc ...

(7 pages) 110 0 4.6 Sep/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

She Stoops to Conquer Essay that analyzes the use of satire withing the work She Stoops to Conquer.

does indeed satisfy the definition of satire given, "the use of instruments such as sarcasm, irony, wit, and humor in literary compositions that hold up follies and vices for criticism, ridicule, and ... humor in literary compositions that hold up follies and vices for criticism, ridicule, and scorn." Within the play, Goldsmith uses the different characters and their relationships with one another to ...

(2 pages) 62 0 4.3 Oct/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Analyze the role of the go-between in 'La Celestina'.

ought together by the Celestina (the 'Celestial One'), an old bawd. Calisto is a handsome gentleman with a complex personality, he is very impulsive, and impatient. Calisto is also part of the aristoc ... (6) 'consider the nobleness of her blood, the great estate she is born into, the excellency of her wit, the splendor of her virtues, her stately carriage, and, lastly, her divine beauty'.Both Calisto ...

(2 pages) 39 0 3.0 Sep/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Poetic analysis of Ben Jonson

and he wrote entertaining plays for the court of King James I. These plays displayed his erudition, wit, and versatility and contained some of his best lyric poetry. Although Ben Jonson lived during t ... e developed a more earthy view of existence. He lived a violent life at times and had a few run-ins with the law. By all appearances it may have seem he was a brutish rogue but underneath it all he ha ...

(4 pages) 63 0 3.6 Oct/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Die Telivisie: Hierdie gaan oor hoe die telivisie werk

Die KleurtelevisieOm 'n swart-wit televisie-uitsending te kan ontvang, moet twee verskillende soorte golwe opgevang word;een vir d ... m die beeld afteneem.Die beelde wor din die buise varander in elektroniese seine, net soos by swart-wit T.V's. Die kleurbeeld word met spesiale spiels of 'n prisma geskei. Uit die buise kam dan drie g ...

(2 pages) 35 0 3.7 Nov/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Technology

Romeo & Juliet: Mercutio's 'Queen Mab' Speech

cutio makes his famous "Queen Mab" speech in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, he and Romeo, together with a group of their friends and kinsmen, are on the way to a party given by their family's arch-en ... nvited to the Capulet's masque that evening.Romeo, whom his friends seem to consider generally very witty and fun, originally thought the party-crashing would be a wonderful idea, but suddenly is over ...

(6 pages) 37 2 3.3 Nov/2002

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

How Chauser shows dislike for characters in canterbury tales

s to be appealing. Chaucer does not seem to be particularly against her he just seems to be annoyed wit her her all together. His style of writing changes when he speaks of her, as though she is an of ... 's heel. Chaucer shows his dislike by the way he describes him as an "immoral man concerned largely with profit rather than turning men away from sin. His tale is an attack on the wickedness of summon ...

(2 pages) 34 0 3.7 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > "Canterbury Tales" by Geoffrey Chaucher

What gets Hamlet to act?

ser look at Hamlet, and his state of mind for the answer. Hamlet was a student at the University of Wittenberg when he is called home to bury his father. He wishes to return to school after his father ... s, his uncle and Queen Gertrude, his mother. Hamlet is extremely intelligent and has a quick verbal wit about him. We see this in his soliloquies and his interaction with other characters in the play. ...

(4 pages) 86 0 3.0 Dec/2002

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

Jonathan Swift's style of writing

stuff this same plain style appears dry but when writing humorously, this same plainness gives his wit a singular edge. Swift didn't use ornate or rhetorical language; he said what he had to in simpl ... perspicuous, manly and pure."And at times, his style appears so simple that its seems like anybody with a little sense of writing could write like him but in this same simple ness of manner lies Swif ...

(3 pages) 72 0 4.7 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Homer's "Odysse"y, and what it tells us about greek culture and women

s of the real culture of ancient Greece. By examining this poem one can be clued into women's roles within the culture, which are exemplified by the character Penelope. The predicament, in which the O ... sband.Penelope's powers take form in her strength of character. Her intelligence, cunning and sharp wit enable her to outmaneuver the suitors in many instances. This builds up to the climax of her abi ...

(5 pages) 55 0 3.8 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

Biographiccal essay on E.B. White as an essayist with some personal references and commentary.

Dad read it to me or if a baby-sitter popped the tape in the VCR. I do remember that I was obsessed with pigs by the time I was three. E. B. White had infiltrated our home. White's essays are not only ... three. E. B. White had infiltrated our home. White's essays are not only enjoyable, but are filled with important lessons for the prospective writer as well -- White's candor combined with wit and a ...

(2 pages) 53 0 2.2 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies