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In D.H. Lawrence's The Blind Man, Maurice Pervin had been blinded in Flanders. He comes back to his farm where he and his wife, Isabel, spend the next year in solitude. Initially, Maurice attempts to regain control of his life, by acting as his blindness is not really a disabliaty and by exercising power over his wife; however, when he feels abandoned by her and her friend Bertie, he attempts to regain control of her, by controlling Bertie. When we first hear of Maurice's blindness, we see that

In the novel Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes, Jonathan Lyte Tremain undergoes some very serious changes. It is this reader's impression that as Johnny grew up in Boston, Massachusetts in these Pre- Revolutionary War times, he matured much since the time hat he left the Lapham household, until the end of this novel. Some examples of his maturity were: -When he learned to control his temper. -When he learned to treat people (especially Cilla) with respect. -When he helped his c

SeinLanguage by Jerry Seinfeld is a book filled with all of Jerry's thoughts, views, and opinions on the things we do in life. The book has all of his annoyances and pet peeves. Instead of describing his life he discusses life in general in a comedic way. Some of the things he talks about are, personal maintenance, traveling, jobs and careers. He reflects on each subject with different situations and is always ready to tell a joke. Jerry feels that no matter what, we are always doing somet

CHAUCER'S IMPRESSION OF WOMEN OF MEDIEVAL TIMES Geoffrey Chaucer wrote The Canterbury Tales in the late 1400s. By conceiving the idea of a pilgrimage to Canterbury in which each character strives to tell the best story, Chaucer cleverly reveals a particular social condition of England during the time. In this time period, the status, role, and attitudes towards women was clearly different from that of today. Two tales in Chaucer's collection specifically address this subject: the Miller's

"The Tell-Tale Heart" is one of Edgar Allan Poe's most famous short stories. The story has the ability to create an illusion of reality by enhancing the reader's senses and therefore allowing them to further enter into the story. Poe emphasizes themes such as insanity, hideous murders and death to entice readers and reach into their fears. Time is slowed down to intensify events in the story. To add to the effect, Poe writes the story in the first-person narrative because it effectiv

Winter 1998 Elizabeth I & Marlowe's Faustus - Pragmatism and Lasting Accomplishment vs. Impetousity and Fleeting Aggrandizement Goethe's Faust. Milton's Paradise Lost. Shakespeare's Macbeth. All famous works which were foreshadowed by a play called The Tragical History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus, a play so great as to make Goethe say "How greatly is it planned!" (Knoll 72). Doctor Faustus was written by Christopher Marlowe, a poet whose fame among his contemporaries is secon

The theme of a story represents the central conflict going on over the course of the whole story. A story can have several themes at one time. Young Goodman Brown is an example of a story with many themes. The two major themes throughout the story are the conflict of good vs. evil and morality vs. temptation. Another more minor theme in story is person vs. insanity. In the theme of good vs. evil, Goodman Brown is faced with the decision of staying with his Christian faith or joining th

When Ursula says, "If we go on like this we'll be devoured by animals" (Marquez 309), it's as if she's looking into the future of the Buendia family. The future of the family, however, is not just to be devoured by the conventional animal, but also by other things taking the form of an animal. It rains for four years, eleven months and two days (Marquez 291) and during that time, everything was constantly damp and that created the perfect environment for moss and weeds the grow everywhere. T

The role that women played in Nazi Germany was a small one, one in which they were expected to do small things to help the war effort. The role women play in Cat and Mouse is not much better that those in Nazi Germany. It can't be completely determined if these are Grass's personal views of women, or if he is trying to make a point about how unfairly women were treated in his time, but there were two basic roles that women played in this novel. There was the seductress, a woman who either kno

This story takes place in Ottawa in the 1950's. It begins when 14 year old Hubbo (short for Hulbert) O'Driscoll moves from Lowertown to live at the Uplands Emergency Shelter. His mother died when he was born and his father was tragically run over by a streetcar. It was then that he was sent to live with Miss O'Driscoll who was married to a distant cousin of his dad. Mr. O'Driscoll was "missing in action" in the war, and although everyone knew he had drowned in the Pacific, Mrs. O'Driscoll