Mother Courage

Mythological Heroes
Mythological Heroes
Mythological Heroes Mythological Heroes The subject of mythology deals mainly with the notion of battle, or good versus evil. In this struggle many individuals are singled out for either the evil they cause, or from the good they bring to people. When you mention heroes in mythology, there are two distinct names that a majority of people bring up, those names are Achilles and Hercules. Achilles was born to King Peleus and the sea-nymph Thetis. Soon after Achilles was born his mother dipped him i
Nellie McClung- A Canadian Feminist
Nellie McClung- A Canadian Feminist
Nellie McClung- A Canadian Feminist Nellie McClung Helen Nellie Laetitia Mooney was born October 20, 1873 in a log cabin on Garafraxa Road, two kilometers from Chatsworth, Ontario. She and her family moved to Manitoba when she was six years old. One of Nellie\'s best influences was her mother. Her family\'s influence was no doubt the reason she became an activist. Her mother thought that every child had the right to an education, and her whole family encouraged her to learn all she could. (9,
Odyssey
Odyssey
Odyssey The story, The Odyssey, was written by Homer and translated to English version by Samuel Butler. The main character in Odyssey was Odysseus, Kind of Ithaca, who after 20 years of wanderings returned home from the Trojan War and a long difficult journey which the powerful gave to him. He found himself recognized only by his faithful dog and a nurse. With the help of his son Telemachus he destroys the importunate suitors of his wife Penelope and reestablishes himself in his kingdom. Athena
Oedipus
Oedipus
Oedipus Dealing With Fate: The Story of King Oedipus Thebes is struck by a plague; the citizens are dying, and no one knows how to put an end to it. The people look to their great king, Oedipus to save the city. Oedipus, being a great king takes responsibility for saving the people and the great city of Thebes. As the play progresses, Oedipus comes to realize that he is the plague on the city. After realizing that he is a pawn of the Gods’, Oedipus still takes responsibility for saving the city,
Oepedius Rex
Oepedius Rex
Oepedius Rex Oedipus Rex By: Jason Smith E-mail: [email protected] In Sophocles’s play “Oedipus Rex” Oedipus Even though fate seems to determine Oedipus\' life, . he does infact have a free will. His choices brought the prophecy to life. Only his decisions (not influenced by anybody) he made. Of course those decisions were in side of the limits set by fate. When Oedipus heard a prophesy that his going to kill his father and sleep with his mother he ran away, even when he new there were suspicion
Women in Films: User or Victim?
Women in Films: User or Victim?
Women in Films: User or Victim? Robert L. Dye Jr. English 1013 Women in Films: User or Victim? Designed to prove that a woman can be anybody she desires to be, the legendary film, Evita, is now shown to millions of movie viewers. Alan Parker=s Evita is a reflection of the much-publicized images of two popular self-made heroines of different era, Evita and Madonna. The discussion of this essay will show us how these ladies got far and revered once by their followers. The life of Evita Peron is al
Picking Up The Pieces- An analytical look at why t
Picking Up The Pieces- An analytical look at why t
Picking Up The Pieces- An analytical look at why the village Picking Up The Pieces An analytical look at why the village of Umofia fell apart Faith has always been a guiding force in man’s life. Chinua Achebe’s novel Things Fall Apart is a story that describes the effects of a new Christian religion in a tribal village of Africa. The tribe has their own language, known as Obi, a dignified culture and a value system that has continued for many years as they trace back into their ancestry. Yet, vo
Reasons For The Anticipation Of Claudius's Suicide
Reasons For The Anticipation Of Claudius's Suicide
Reasons For The Anticipation Of Claudius\'s Suicide Nicholas Bermudez Mr. Thompson 4 European Literature 2 Honors March 18, 2000 Reasons for the Anticipation of Claudius\'s Suicide In the tragic play Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, a particular deterrent in Hamlet\'s quest to be rid of his regal uncle is his procrastination. This act of murder intended to set the future right is Hamlet\'s sole responsibility, ordered by his deceased father. Hamlet\'s main target throughout the play is for Claudi
Relationship versus Alienation
Relationship versus Alienation
Relationship versus Alienation Relationship versus Alienation In the Stories of Achilles, Gilgamesh, and Job As opposites, relationship and alienation reveal much about character. In Homer’s The Iliad, Achilles’ tragic flaw, anger, and his petty pursuit of honor cause his alienation from society. His reconnection comes only after his friend Patroclus dies and he sees that the he has focused his life on trivial rewards rather than love. Herbert Mason’s title character, Gilgamesh, is also distract
Scarlet letter
Scarlet letter
scarlet letter Chapter II (pg. 59, 60, 64) The Unavoidable Truth The isolation and courage that Hester Pryne felt when she walked to the scaffold to face reality brought out my deepest sympathy and respect for her. Hester, followed by a crowd of stern-browed men, unkindly visaged women, and curious school boys, begins the walk from the jail to the scaffold. She seems to be proud and dignified. However, internally, she feels great agony, for she was scorned and mocked by the accusing Purita
Scarlet letter ambiguity
Scarlet letter ambiguity
scarlet letter ambiguity Ambiguity and The Scarlet Letter go better together than two people that have been happily married for 75 years. There is no exemption in Hawthorne’s exquisite symbolism of one of his main characters, Pearl. The Scarlet Letter A, worn by Hester Prynne, was a punishment for the immoral sin of adultery she had committed. Following Hester\'s act of adultery, she became pregnant with a baby girl whom she named Pearl. From the first moment that we are introduced to Pearl in N
ST. HOSPITATOR
ST. HOSPITATOR
ST. HOSPITATOR Dreams and illusions are not much more then a person’s ultimate fantasy or a person’s ultimate despair. Some may be attainable, and some nay not be attainable. In Flaubert’s “The Legend of St. Hospitator”, we see how the charcters’ dreams and illusions come true, but what is more amazing is how they come true illusions. In the beginning of the story, Flaubert decribes the kingdom from top of the castle and works him self down. This is a clue to the reader for Julian’s destiny. Whe
Summary of A Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Summary of A Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Summary of A Brave New World by Aldous Huxley Book Report: Aldous Huxley\'s: A Brave New World Huxley\'s point of view in Brave New World is third person, omniscient (all-knowing). The narrator is not one of the characters and therefore has the ability to tell us what is going on within any of the characters\' minds. This ability is particularly useful in showing us a cross section of this strange society of the future. We can be with the Director of Hatcheries and Conditioning in the Central Lo
Summary of Nathaniel Hawthorne's 'The Scarlet Lett
Summary of Nathaniel Hawthorne's 'The Scarlet Lett
Summary of Nathaniel Hawthorne\'s \'The Scarlet Letter\' Summary of Nathaniel Hawthornes The Scarlet Letter The story takes place in the Puritan village of Boston, Massachusetts, during the first half of the 17th Century. Several years before the novel begins, Hester Prynne came to the New World to await the arrival of her husband who had business to conclude in Europe. However, Hester\'s husband was captured by Indians upon his arrival in New England and did not arrive in Boston as Hester exp
The Montgomery Bus Boycott
The Montgomery Bus Boycott
The Montgomery Bus Boycott The Montgomery bus boycott changed the way people lived and reacted to each other. The American civil rights movement began a long time ago, as early as the seventeenth century, with blacks and whites all protesting slavery together. The peak of the civil rights movement came in the 1950\'s starting with the successful bus boycott in Montgomery Alabama. The civil rights movement was lead by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who preached nonviolence and love for your enemy.
The Death of Woman Wang , The Classic Slum compari
The Death of Woman Wang , The Classic Slum compari
The Death of Woman Wang , The Classic Slum comparision The Death of Woman Wang The book, The Death of Woman Wang is set in a corner of northeast China during the seventeenth century, in a country called T\'an-ch\'eng. This book focuses on average people of China community. The farmers, their wives, and other non educated people. The book was first published in America in 1978 by Jonathan D. Spence, who also wrote Emperor of China. This book was compiled from three sources. The first is the Local
The Light in the Forest
The Light in the Forest
The Light in the Forest THE LIGHT IN THE FOREST THE LIGHT IN THE FOREST Conrad Richter Curtis Publishing Company New York, New York, 1953 45 Edition 117 Pages Conrad Richter presents a historic fictional work describing the colonial frontier in The Light in the Forest. True Son, born as John Butler, was captured by the Lenni Lenape Indians at the age of four. He was adopted by them and raised as the son of their chief, Cuyloga. He became a part of the Indian culture. Later the Indians made a tre
The Number One Hit man
The Number One Hit man
The Number One Hit man The Healing Process This is a brief psychological overview of the healing process. The image of healing is best described by Gloria Vanderbilt in A Mother\'s Story when she talks of breaking the invisible unbreakable glass bubble which enclosed her that kept her always anticipating loss with echoes of all past losses. She wrote, for example (Page 3),Some of us are born with a sense of loss there from the beginning, and it pervades us throughout our lives. Loss, as defin
The Power And The Glory
The Power And The Glory
The Power And The Glory A saint can be defined as one of God’s chosen, usually Christian people. A brave person can be defined as someone who has allot of courage. In the novel The Power And The Glory, the whiskey priest states that he isn’t a saint and not even a brave man. Greene shows this was an accurate statement when he talks about the fact that the whiskey priest was an alcoholic, also that the whiskey priest lets himself commit a mortal sin. Greene shows this was an inaccurate statement
THe Red Badge of Courage
THe Red Badge of Courage
THe Red Badge of Courage Book Report THE RED BADGE OF COURAGE BY STEPHEN CRANE PUBLISHED FIRST IN 1895 CIVIL WAR ERA NONFICTION The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane is a book based on a young soldier engaging in the civil war. The psychological conflict that he faces throughout the story is both internal and external. The battles are fought in the readers face to show the young soldiers\' conflict with himself, other soldiers and the battle itself. With Stephen Cranes amazing power of descr
The Renaisance Man
The Renaisance Man
The Renaisance Man The Renaissance Man The people with whom we associate in conjunction with our surroundings affect us in many aspects of our life. One prominent individual has had an everlasting affect on my life. He came to me when I was seventeen months old and has been b was seventeen months old. Ever since that day he has been with me, subtly guiding me through all the stages y my side throughout my life. I see his success as a motive to achieve my own ambitions. James Derderian, my father
The view of women in varios cultures
The view of women in varios cultures
the view of women in varios cultures In the stories read concerning India and South America, women play important roles. Some are not so tasteful while others portray them as strong and independent. In each story, woman are allowed to express themselves quite differently. They lead a life that dos not parallel ours but hopefully one day will. Women in India occupy a paradoxical status. On one hand, there is an abundance of goddesses occupying pivotal places in Indian mythology. On the other hand
THE END
THE END
THE END The Red Badge of Courage Literary Critique The Red Badge of Courage begins with the Youth (Henry) preparing to leave to war. He has fabulous ideas concocted in his mind about victory and heroism. The Youth soon finds that victory and heroism are a small part in the splendor of war. The Youth\'s mind soon becomes burdened with thoughts of death and running away from battle. Sure enough, in the midst of battle, the Youth flees the battlefield. The Youth must learn to deal with the shame he
The Hero
The Hero
The Hero English Literature 261 The Hero Zorro, Lassie, Hercules, and Beowulf all have something in common, they are all considered hero’s. It does not matter if the hero is a man, woman, animal or an intimate object that springs to life. It does not matter where the hero comes from or how old he or she is. The only thing that a hero needs to do to be a hero, according to Joseph Campbell, is follows a predefined path of a hero and have some common characteristics of one, too. Joseph Campbell in
The Iliad
The Iliad
The Iliad The Iliad Outline explain the qualities of a “Homeric Hero”. Who best fits the bill? Why? The Homeric hero strives to be the best among his peers. His goal is to achieve the greatest glory in order to earn the highest honor from his peers, his commander, and finally from his warrior society. He strives for excellence in particular areas of human behavior, such behaviors are strength, skill, and determination. These are necessary on the both the athletic and battlefields, it is known as
The Joy Luck Club Movie Vs Book
The Joy Luck Club Movie Vs Book
The Joy Luck Club Movie Vs Book In the novel, The Joy Luck Club, by Amy Tan, it tells of four Chinese women drawn together in San Francisco to play mah jong, and tell stories of the past. These four women and their families all lived in Chinatown and belong to the First Chinese Baptist Church. They were not necessarily religious, but found they could improve their home China. This is how the woo\'s, the Hsu\'s, the Jong\'s and the St Clair\'s met in 1949. The first member of the Joy Luck Club to
The Power And The Glory: The Roof Couldn't Keep O
The Power And The Glory: The Roof Couldn't Keep O
The Power And The Glory: The Roof Couldn\'t Keep Out This Rain The Power and the Glory: The roof couldn\'t keep out this rain. (p. 152) Hope is an instinct only the reasoning human mind can kill. An animal never knows despair. -Graham Greene, The Power and the Glory (p. 141) In Graham Greene\'s The Power and the Glory, setting is essential in understanding the spiritual conquest of the main character. The story takes place in post-revolution Mexico of the nineteen-thirties, where Catholicism h
Themes In To Kill A Mockingbird
Themes In To Kill A Mockingbird
Themes In To Kill A Mockingbird Some books are written to prove a point or some sort of idea. The novel, To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, is an excellent example of proving a point or a theme. Themes in the book include courage, lady, standing in another man\'s shoes, it\'s not time to worry, education, and trash. All the themes stand out, however, three in particular are exemplified in the book. The three main themes in To Kill a Mockingbird are courage, lady, and standing in another man\'s
Thom versus original account
Thom versus original account
Thom versus original account Thom versus Original Account Revision Humanities 1704, 12:30 T.—Th. Anita Puckett November 1996 1 Thom versus Original Account Revision Follow the River, written by James Alexander Thom, was based on the capture of Mary Draper Ingles by a group of Shawnee Indians and the escape that followed her captivity. It was a somewhat accurate account of the events that may have happened during her long journey to and from the Shawnee village. These similarities are very benefi
Transformation Into Adulthood
Transformation Into Adulthood
Transformation Into Adulthood Transformation Into Adulthood In William Faulkner’s story, “Barn Burning”, we find a young man who struggles with the relationship he has with his father. We see Sarty, the young man, develop into an adult while dealing with the many crude actions and ways of Abner, his father. We see Sarty as a puzzled youth who faces the questions of faithfulness to his father or faithfulness to himself and the society he lives in. His struggle dealing with the reactions which are
Why Eveline Chose Dust
Why Eveline Chose Dust
Why Eveline Chose Dust In the short story, “Eveline,” James Joyce introduces us to the life of a young woman named Eveline. She has the opportunity to escape with Frank, the man she thinks she loves, to a faraway country in search of a new life. Instead, she decides to stay in the dreary and gloomy life she already knows. To understand Eveline’s final decision to stay we have to analyze the reasons that prevent Eveline from pursuing a better life. Her fear of the unknown; the fact that she does
Women's Images in Managment of Grief and A Pair of
Women's Images in Managment of Grief and A Pair of
Women\'s Images in Managment of Grief and A Pair of Tickets Both Management of Grief and A Pair of Tickets were written by women and about women. Authors were able to portray an image of women which differs from the traditional, stereotypical literary image of feeble and delicate creatures who needed to be cared for. Women in these stories were faced with horrible tragedies, but the determining element in their experience was not so much what happened to them but how they took it. After reading
Angela's Ashes
Angela's Ashes
Angela\'s Ashes Angela’s Ashes, by Frank McCourt is a genuine memoir that vividly tells the story of a young, Irish Catholic boy during the 1930’s and early 1940’s. Frank’s memory of his impoverished childhood is difficult to accept, however, he injects a sense of devilish humor into his biography. He creates a story where the readers watch him grow beyond all odds and live through the pinnacle of the miserable Irish Catholic childhood. “People everywhere brag and whimper about the woes of their
Another Cyrano De Bergerac
Another Cyrano De Bergerac
Another Cyrano De Bergerac Every generation has its own heroes that display, what they believe to be, ideal characteristics. While each is different in their own way, many of these role models share similar qualities. Most tend to have courage, strength, compassion, or another respected trait, but this is not necessarily why they win the adoration of their followers. Cyrano De Bergerac is a perfect example of how many protagonists win our allegiance because his sensibilities will not be denied,
Beantrees In A.P.A.
Beantrees In A.P.A.
Beantrees In A.P.A. Running Head: THE BEAN TREES The Bean Trees Norma Hernandez Texas Tech University April 4, 2000 Abstract This book report deal with the Native American culture and how a girl named Taylor got away from what was expected of her as a part of her rural town in Pittman, Kentucky. She struggles along the way with her old beat up car and gets as far west as she can. Along the way she take care of an abandoned child which she found in the backseat of her car and decides to take care
Cyrano De Bergerac
Cyrano De Bergerac
Cyrano De Bergerac Every generation has its own heroes that display, what they believe to be, ideal characteristics. While each is different in their own way, many of these role models share similar qualities. Most tend to have courage, strength, compassion, or another respected trait, but this is not necessarily why they win the adoration of their followers. Cyrano De Bergerac is a perfect example of how many protagonists win our allegiance because his sensibilities will not be denied, because
Emily Dickinson
Emily Dickinson
Emily Dickinson Emily Dickinson was born on December 10, 1830 in Amherst Massachusetts. She had a younger sister named Lavina and an older brother named Austin. Her mother Emily Norcross Dickinson, was largely dependent on her family and was seen by Emily as a poor mother. Her father was lawyer, Congressman, and the Treasurer for Amherst College. Unlike her mother, Emily loved and admired her father. Since the family was not emotional, they lived a quiet secure life. They rarely shared their pro
Hamlet
Hamlet
Hamlet In the first section of the passage, Hamlet is filled with self-loathing. His feelings of worthlessness are made quite apparent as he questions himself with statements like “What is a man, if his chief good and market of his time be but to sleep and feed? A beast no more.” This metaphor clearly shows how unworthy Hamlet feels about the fact that he has been lying around doing nothing and his father remains unavenged. His use of unpleasant imagery like “bestial oblivion” and “fust” also co
My Antonia
My Antonia
My Antonia My Antonia by Willa Cather Author: Willa Sibert Cather, Nebraska\'s most noted author was born in Virginia. At the age of ten she moved with her family to Webster County, Nebraska. Many of Cather\'s acquaintances and Red Cloud area scenes can be recognized in her writings. Cather wrote poetry, short stories, essays and novels, winning many awards. In 1920 she won the Pulitzer Prize for her novel One of Ours, about a Nebraska farm boy who went off to World War I. Willa Cather\'s reputa
Oedipus Essay
Oedipus Essay
Oedipus Essay Sophocles Oedipus the King is a tragic play which discusses the tragic discovery of Oedipus that he has killed his father and married his mother. The story of Oedipus was well known to the athenian’s. Oedipus is the embodiement of the perfect Athenian. He is self-confident, intelligent, and strong willed. Ironically these are the very traits which bring about his tragic discovery. Oedipus gained the rule of Thebes by answering the riddle of Sphinx. Sophocles used the riddle of the
Oedipus The King
Oedipus The King
Oedipus The King Sophocles Oedipus the King is a tragic play which discusses the tragic discovery of Oedipus that he has killed his father and married his mother. The story of Oedipus was well known to the athenian’s. Oedipus is the embodiement of the perfect Athenian. He is self-confident, intelligent, and strong willed. Ironically these are the very traits which bring about his tragic discovery. Oedipus gained the rule of Thebes by answering the riddle of Sphinx. Sophocles used the riddle of t
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest- Ken Kesey's Chara
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest- Ken Kesey's Chara
One Flew Over The Cuckoo\'s Nest- Ken Kesey\'s Characterization Of Women Kesey’s characterization of women is by no means fair. He perceives one type to be the bossy domineering woman, and the other type to be submissive whores. He is subjective to the inmates being futile, perceiving us to think that their wives and especially Big “Powerful” Nurse took away their manliness. Kesey tries to imply that whores such as Candy Starr, contradict that, and offer them courage and pleasure. In this book,
Red Badge Of Courage
Red Badge Of Courage
Red Badge Of Courage Henry In Stephen Crane\'s novel The Red Badge of Courage , we examine the episodes of war through the eyes of the main character, Henry Fleming. Because the book is rather vague about many details, we don\'t know how old Henry is, what he looks like, or where he comes from. We do know that Henry is from somewhere in New York and that he was raised by his mother. Although some people argue that throughout the novel Henry matures and becomes a better person, facts from the boo
The Client
The Client
The Client 1) The main character of my book was Mark Sway. 2) Mark Sway is a bad little eleven year old boy with a huge burden on his hands. Mark smokes ciggaretes, uses foul language, and picks on his little brother, Ricky. Mark grew up in a trailer, with an abusive father, a mother who is hardly around, and his little brother Ricky who annoys him plenty. Mark was a very strong character who did not take anything from anyone! The trouble Mark ran into with Jerome Clifford only made him stronger
Domestic Violence Amd Women
Domestic Violence Amd Women
Domestic Violence Amd Women Domestic violence is a terrible problem that we all must face, not only the people who are victims. We need to stop this before the problem develops into anything bigger than it already is. The battered woman, it has been said, lives in a world of terror and her home is her prison (Berger, 1990, pg. 35). For many hundreds of years people weren\'t worried about domestic violence. In fact, a popular family journal, the Journal of Marriage and Family, did not include a s
JFK: His Life and Legacy
JFK: His Life and Legacy
JFK: His Life and Legacy On November 22, 1963, while being driven through the streets of Dallas, Texas, in his open car, President John F. Kennedy was shot dead, apparently by the lone gunman, Lee Harvey Oswald. The world had not only lost a common man, but a great leader of men. From his heroic actions in World War II to his presidency, making the decisions to avert possible nuclear conflict with world superpowers, greatness can be seen. Kennedy also found the time to author several best-sellin
Robert E. Lee
Robert E. Lee
Robert E. Lee Introduction Few episodes in history are more painful to Americans than the Civil War, fought between the North and the South. This biography, Great American Generals - Robert E. Lee, by Ian Hogg, takes the reader through the life of one of the greatest heroes of that war, Robert E. Lee. It is a thorough, in depth record of the life of Lee and begins with a detailed account of his family history and his birth, through his college years, military experience and his work in later lif
Robert E. Lee
Robert E. Lee
Robert E. Lee Introduction Few episodes in history are more painful to Americans than the Civil War, fought between the North and the South. This biography, Great American Generals - Robert E. Lee, by Ian Hogg, takes the reader through the life of one of the greatest heroes of that war, Robert E. Lee. It is a thorough, in depth record of the life of Lee and begins with a detailed account of his family history and his birth, through his college years, military experience and his work in later lif
Eleanor Roosevelt
Eleanor Roosevelt
Eleanor Roosevelt Eleanor Roosevelt was a honest person who had responsibility and compassion towards her husband , family and her fellow man, whatever their social status. She used great citizenship and initiative actions in dealing with anyone who was fortunate enough to make her acquaintance. Eleanor Roosevelt is an outspoken advocate of social justice. During the years she has taken over a lot of responsibility. For someone who spent thefirst third of her life as shy and timid, she showed gr
Faith Ringold
Faith Ringold
Faith Ringold Who was Faith Ringold ? Born in New York , Faith Ringold was an African American artist who started school in 2nd grade . While she was at home , her mother taught her the basic skills . She knew how to read before she went to school . In her early childhood she use to be sick every so often , she could not attend school regularly ; however, her mother use to bring her drawing books and pencils . Therefore , she spent most of her time drawing . So, as she grew older and began to go