a Foundling

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  • Gentleness And Imagery In Henry Fielding's Tom Jones

    The presence of a new-born baby changes the attitude of whoever it encounters, whether for better or worse. In Henry Fielding’s novel, Tom Jones, readers encounter a similar situation in which a new-born baby casts an effect on the characters. Though the baby is presented to the characters in a similar manner, both Mr. Allworthy and Mrs. Deborah Wilkins react differently. Fielding uses the technique of juxtaposition to create a strong contrast between the characterization of Mr. Allworthy and Mrs. Deborah Wilkins, along with the use of diction to create a lasting impression of both characters. The characterization of Mr. Allworthy is one of gentleness and tranquility. Fielding begins the paragraph with Mr. Allworthy coming home from “a short supper with his sister” following with a nightly prayer (Fielding 2). Readers already begin with the image that Mr. Allworthy is a caring and devout man who values the nature of family. Upon discovering the baby in his sheets, Fielding proceeds to characterize Mr. Allworthy “touched with sentiments of compassion” (12). A stronger insight of Mr. Allworthy’s character is seen through the effect the new-born has on his emotions. The gentleness of Mr. Allworthy’s character becomes more prevalent when his eagerness is surrounding the “beauty of innocence” (16). Through the use of specific diction such as “compassion” and “innocence,” Fielding indisputably portrays Mr. Allworthy as a sentimental person who almost exhibits features of a…

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  • Essay On The Character Of John In Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey

    Isabella knows a lot about fashions, balls, and flirtations was known by her conversation with Catherine when she was comparing these thing in Bath with another place (Austen, Chapter 4). Bath has all these things that allow her to feel wealthy even though she isn’t. She reads and goes to pump rooms, where wealthy people is her ways of being away from her true status and away from her family financial background. She has to look into the novels to fulfill her hunger of reality she wants. Because…

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  • The Drop Box Persuasive Speech

    The foundling wheel was the original version of the baby hatch. Originating in the Middle Ages, the foundling wheel was much like a revolving door behind a glass window; mothers would put their babies in the revolving cylinder through the window, and spin the cylinder such that the child faced the inside of the church, and ring the bell to announce the baby’s presence. Baby hatches or foundling wheels are found all over the world, in Europe, Canada, USA and Africa, not just in Asia. The…

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  • The Handmaid: A Short Story

    More than anything she hated being called Foundling. She smiled for his sake though. "It's fine Luke, the doctor did all he could for me," She busied herself pouring the tea. "I hate it when you call me Luke, you know," The London officer growled. Scarlet grinned. She knew. "Are you just getting in?" Scarlet asked, deftly changing the subject, "Where have you been?" "Working. Another body. We think it's the same man from last week. " The tone in Lucian's' voice told his adopted daughter…

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  • Identity Issues In Vladek's Life

    that he was becoming more like Arnold. He says, “…I wanted to stay who I was” (Treichel 45). The narrator stresses, he did not want to be like Arnold; he did not want to share his food or room with him (Treichel 45). Further, the threat of Arnold engulfing the narrator’s identity and replacing it with his own is so traumatic, that he suffers from physical symptoms. He is diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia, which he relates back to his resemblance to Arnold. He explains the pain to be like a…

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  • Theme Of Ignorance In Billy Budd

    I think the innocence of both Billy and Amasa is genuine. I also think that for both of them their innocence is bred from ignorance, but for different reasons. Billy is a foundling so most likely, as was the tradition of the time he was raised in a church sponsored orphanage. Due to upbringing he probably was quite naïve when it came to human behaviors. While the text made it clears that Billy was “angelic”, “innocent” and not too bright. I got the impression in a couple lines that Billy’s lack…

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  • Desiree's Baby By Kate Chopin Analysis

    This is an extract from the short story “ Desiree’s baby “ by Kate Chopin . Kate Chopin was an American author of short stories and novels , Her important short stories included "Desiree’s Baby " . The short story takes place in Louisiana in the mid- nineteenth century . The story talks about a foundling girl named Desiree who was adopted by Monsieur and Madame Valmonde . Desiree was loved by the son of a well- known…

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  • The Great Train Essay-An Orphan's Obsession

    An Orphan’s Obsession Is it Edward Pierce, Andrew Miller, Robert Jefferson, or John Simms…? The identity of the supposed foundling who committed the Great Train Robbery remains ambiguous, but the motives behind it are not. Michael Chricton’s The Great Train Robbery sheds light on Edward Pierce’s obsession with crime through information about his accomplices and impeccable criminal knowledge to prove how his obsession motivated his undertaking in this 1855 crime. The red-bearded man’s…

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  • Argumentative Essay: The Dangers Of Sex Education

    like AIDS. In every sex case, the only solution for it that they set a sex education to aware kids, and do not wait for them till they grow up and realize the horrible mistakes they did. Abortion is a killing crime, people take it as an excuse for having sex in a wrong. Either, they handle the situation and hold out for what they involved themselves in or they just stop doing stupid thing and regret it later. No one will agree about the inhumanity operation, which is the abortion. Abortion…

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  • Similarities And Similarities Between Italian And Renaissance Art

    “rebirth of culture”; a shift towards people acknowledging human achievement. In religious pieces of art, Jesus was seen as less Godly and more human-like with emotion. Humanism prevailed and artists began to show this change. Similarities between the Northern European Renaissance art and the Italian Renaissance art include the patrons who commissioned many art pieces. Both the Northern Europe and Italy had guilds, or groups of people specializing in one work. Guilds often paid artists to…

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