James Longstreet

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  • Nicholson's Nihilism In One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest

    Nicholson’s Nihilism Partly because I’m a Batman enthusiast, I noticed, from early on in this film, that a nexus existed between Nicholson’s role as J.P. McMurphy in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and his later casting as the joker in Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman. In this film’s early development, we learned of McMurphy’s past: five arrests for assault and his most recent arrest for statutory rape – how joker-esque! And only an upstanding joker would find a mental institution more appealing than…

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  • Grendel Philosophy Analysis

    Grendel’s Philosophical Lifestyle In the book Grendel the main character, Grendel is a monster that was once rejected by humans making him into an angry and bitter person. Grendel only cares about himself and wants to be the best at what he does which is fighting. Grendel’s whole life he experiences multiple different types of philosophies in which he lives by. Three main philosophies stick out in Grendel's life which he lives by the most, they are Machiavellianism, Solipsism, and Nihilism…

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  • Grendel: The Paragon Of Evil, By John Gardner

    "He was spawned in that slime, conceived by a pair of those monsters born of Cain, murderous creatures banished by God, punished forever for the crime of Abel's death" (Gardner 6). For centuries, Grendel has been classified as a paragon of evil through his abuse of Hrothgar's kingdom in the Anglo-Saxon tale, Beowulf. There has always been the illusion that Hrothgar's people are innocent and are being attacked by Grendel solely for his own pleasure; however, what if Grendel is truly the innocent…

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  • Grendel's Mother Analysis

    The topic I am covering is the battle with Grendel’s mother. With the sorrow over her son’s death Grendel’s mother decides to avenge her son. Grendel and his mom are both monsters who live in a foul cave outside of human civilization. Grendel discovered the humans and did not like them because they were un civilized and cruel. Upset with the human’s ways, Grendel starts a war with the humans that lasted somewhere around 12 years. After the humans kill Grendel, his mom discovers this and is…

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  • The Moral Conflict In Frankenstein By Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

    When individuals have hard choices to make and end up choosing the wrong one, they have it upon themselves to deal with the consequences in a stoic, detached manner to avoid making the same mistake again. In Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, characters are often clouded by their judgement and end up botching things. Victor Frankenstein is unable to deal with this moral conflict in a logical manner, ultimately harming himself and others around him. Victor Frankenstein ends up morally betraying…

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  • Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde And The Time Machine Analysis

    Which Literary Classic is Better? The Time Machine and The Strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde are two pieces of classic literature bound together by the Victorian age. While both stories have underlying themes about the struggle of man, both present them in different ways. The Time Machine, by H.G. Wells, presents its struggle of man as a society where each class of peoples is against each other, being thoroughly influenced by politics of the time. Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case…

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  • Significance Of The Birth Scene In Frankenstein

    The “birth” scene of the creature demonstrates that the creature was not always the monster that everyone thought he was, and that it was due to people’s attitude (including Victor’s) and bias towards him that made him into the monster that he is at the end of the book. The description of the weather in the birth scene foretold the horror feeling that Victor would have towards the creature that he has created. The birth scene started “on a dreary night in November” (pg. 83), with “rain pattered…

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  • Existential Nihilism In Beowulf

    Despite the Dragon’s lectures about the meaningless of life and the unreasonable theories the humans come up with to explain how the world works, the Dragon is to one to give Grendel the push to embrace his monster identity and make murder his reason for living. The Dragon’s philosophy is existential nihilism, in which one believes life is meaningless and pointless. At the beginning of his lectures, the Dragon talked to Grendel about how all life on Earth will eventually die, so anything they…

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  • The Beast And Beauty In Mary Carter's Beauty

    Within the story, Carter’s use of tone highlights the emotions the characters feel as they begin to explore their love for each other, exposing their true identities. When Beauty takes notice of the Beast upon her first encounter with him, she observes that he has “an odd air of self-imposed restraint” (64) surrounding him. The words “odd” and “self-imposed restraint” have negative connotations associated with them, causing the audience to develop apprehension towards the Beast. The development…

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  • Analysis Of Andrea Roman And David Sedaris's 'We Re Not'

    Everyone has a green-eyed monster living within them waiting for the right time to show itself. Both Andrea Roman and David Sedaris let their green-eyed monsters show in their essays. Andrea Roman wrote her essay “We’re Not…” to demonstrate how Bolivian culture has influenced her lifestyle and has slowly become a part of it. Roman insinuates that her mother, a native Bolivian, expects Roman to behave and act as a Bolivian would. This means that as a child Roman was not allowed to borrow clothes,…

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