Literature

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Reading Aldous Huxley's dystopian novel, Brave New World, is a chilling adventure through his prophetic dream of western democracies. Since its publication in 1932, it has been somewhat blotted out by 1984, George Orwell's dystopia about the future of Marxist despotism; however, in America at least, the present much more closely resembles what Huxley wrote about. Huxley sets his cautionary novel 600 years in the future, but experts agree that it is approaching years ahead of that estimate. Bra

As intended by the author, Mary Shelley, the novel Frankenstein falls under the category of fiction know as Gothic or Horror. According to the American Heritage Dictionary, Gothic Novels are defined as: "Of or relating to a style of fiction that emphasizes the grotesque, mysterious, and desolate." Therefore, Shelley's work would fit this bill. Frankenstein is very much full of the horrible elements that make up mankind and his society. In addition to conforming to the load that many gothic

When one thinks of a hero, the image that generally comes to mind is a great warrior with shield and sword, or maybe a larger than life sports figure such as Michael Jordan. Moreover, when one thinks of a heroic journey, great epics such as The Odyssey and Beowulf come to the tip of the tongue, but how often is Tolkien's classic The Hobbit thought of as a heroic journey? In fact, many analyze the novel as a heroic journey. As defined by Joseph Campbell in The Power of Myth, a true heroic jour

In the novel 1984, the author George Orwell has created the ultimate "anti-utopia"; a world in which there were no personal rights, poor living conditions, and everything was controlled by hatred. Despite the feelings of horror the reader may feel toward the protagonists, Winston and Julia, they have to take a more in-depth look at the novel, its meaning and the author Orwell himself, to truly understand it. Orwell has created a satirical version of the society in which he wrote the

Childhood: How Cruel it is It is all around us, on television mostly. More often of not it will appear on a Talk show of ill repute. "I was abused as a child, therefore I am the way I am." It is popular to admit to childhood traumas and talk about them on a stage in front of strangers with millions of viewers watching from their living rooms; However, in literature it is less common. In particular authors rarely examine the childhood woes of little girls. In the book Cat's Eye, Marg

Huck's Morals and Changes In the book The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the main character Huck Finn undergoes many moral changes. In the beginning of the book, Huck is wild and carefree, playing jokes and tricks on people and believing them all to be hilarious. When Huck's adventures grow to involve more people and new moral questions never before raised, you can tell that he has started to change. By the time the book is almost over, people can see a drastic change in Huck'

In "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," by Mark Twain, Huck considers himself to be an ignorant fool, and an over all bad person that should be looked down upon. However, through out his story, without ever realizing it, Huck manages to live through many incredible adventure, and commit selfless acts that would consider him to be a true hero. It could even be taken to the extent that Huck Finn lived a more down to earth version of Homer's "Odyssey." After all, they are both stories of a reliab

Tim Allen Timothy Allen Dick was born June 13, 1953 in Denver, Colorado to Gerald, a real estate salesman, and Martha, a homemaker. Tim was the third child born to this large family that later had six children. He was one of four brothers. "We're all Dicks. We're from a long line of Dicks." (Tim quoted by Martin, page 1.) He was teased constantly about his last name. He used humor to make himself feel better about it. Tim's mother was often frustrated from taking car

"Well-Made Play" Techniques in Ibsen's A Doll's House Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House is a classic example of a modern realistic play. But is it a "well-made play?" Eugene Scribe's idea of a "well-made play" was designed to present audiences with plots which are interesting and suspenseful and characters that are easy to understand. However, when the "well-made play" criteria is strictly observed, plays lose some of their appeal due to the structural repetition. A Doll's House combines som

1. The Plot In Broken Arrow, the main story turns around two stolen atomic bombs. Hale and his best friend Deakins are two pilots sent out to test a B-3 bomber plane on a nice afternoon. The plane had onboard two nuclear bombs. All of a sudden, the two friends get into an argument and then they start physically fighting. Deakins finishes by ejecting Hale out of plane who lands safely with his parachute to the ground. Now Deakins had a plan to set the atomic bombs off. All this happens while t