John Arbuthnot

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  • Importance Of Education In Frankenstein

    Frankenstein is an educational novel, one that is constantly analyzed by scholars and critics who attempt to unfold its abstract frame narrative into something concrete and understandable. It is used in high schools and universities around the globe, encouraging young thinkers to delve into its contents and to question the motives of its characters and the complexity of its structure. Although the novel’s primary purpose is to educate, perhaps its most interesting aspect is the education that…

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  • Thomas Hobbes And John Locke: The Power Of Man As A Civil Society

    Human life has long been shaped and susceptible to civil society. John Locke theorizes that man, by nature, is a social animal. Mankind is more apt to gain freedoms, identities, and interests through a civil society, rather than nature. However, another philosopher and writer believed differently; Thomas Hobbes was of the idea that man was not of a societal nature and that society could and would not exist except for the power of a state. Hobbes, in his writings, took on more of a…

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  • Hard Life In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

    a Hard Knock Life There is always that one person at work or school who is always complaining about how hard life is and how work sucks, but no one understands those troubles more than people in the '30s who suffered through the Great Depression. John Steinbeck has captured the life of these people through many of his novels, including one of his more popular works, Of Mice and Men. The novella features men from all different paths of life who are or were migrant workers searching for work and…

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  • Lessons From The Unexpected In John Steinbeck's Grapes Of Wrath

    Namely, the Dust Bowl was the major one which forced the immigration of many farmers from the southern plains to the ‘land of milk and honey,’ California. John Steinbeck’s book “Grapes of Wrath provides its readers with a clear understanding of the trials of this journey. But to take a step back to view the larger picture, Young states, “By 1932, one out of every five American workers was unemployed, and…

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  • The Psychological Effects Of Loss And Grief

    It is normal for someone to go between the phases in the middle; sometimes feeling like they are going backwards, but the end result for normal grief will be the resolution of the absence of the loved one. There are three main theories on this grief process. Colin Murray Parkes suggests that we initially experience numbness, followed by pining, leading to disorganisation and then reorganisation. Numbness, also known as denial, is when we refuse to believe that the death has occurred. Pining is…

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  • Similarities Between John Locke And Thomas Hobbes

    sovereign, and the idea that governments are beneficial. John Locke and Thomas Hobbes are two social contract theorist who share similarities in their Social Contract Theories, however they both have differences. The social contract theory is a voluntary agreement among individuals by which organized society is brought into being and invested with the right to secure mutual protection and welfare or to regulate the relations among its members. John Locke’s theory that persons’ moral and/or…

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  • Theme Of Betrayal In Puritan Literature

    Almost all of the betrayal in this play appears in the form of lies or deceit. According to Melanie Anne Phillips, “The fabrication of lies is what accelerates the objective story forward”(Phillips). In an event that occurs before the play, John Proctor, the main character, has an affair with Abigail Williams, his housemaid at the time, thus betraying his wife, Elizabeth. In the beginning of the play, Abigail is being questioned about calling the Devil when she finally says that Tituba, a…

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  • The Nature Of Fire In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

    Fire is arguably the greatest knowledge that mankind ever received, and with time, sparked all further technical developments, allowing for man to transcend mere animals. The story of Prometheus, tells of how the titan Prometheus gifts fire to man, and all of the beneficial consequences that subsequently arose from this knowledge. Frankenstein draws from Prometheus to develop the topic of god-like knowledge, and even originally titling itself as The Modern Prometheus. On the other hand, Milton…

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  • A Comparison Of Their Eyes Were Watching God And Of Mice And Men

    In Their Eyes Were Watching God and in Of Mice and Men, both novels have, in a sense, tragic endings. However, in Of Mice and Men, the ending has a greater deadly conclusion. In Their Eyes Were Watching God, Janie has the ever present dream of achieving her hopes of a equally happy and mutually respectful marriage. Janie, in a way, achieves her dream of happiness, even though her husband, Tea Cake, is no longer present, yet she finds a sense of peace by the ending of the novel. In Of Mice and…

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  • The Struggles And Strength Of Hester Prynne

    The Struggles and Strength of Hester Prynne In the mid 17th century, Puritans exercised control over the Massachusetts Bay Colony in the US, where they practiced their strict religious beliefs. To the Puritans, a good and admirable person followed the Bible exactly, and never sinned or made any big mistakes. In The Scarlet Letter, Nathanial Hawthorne writes about Hester Prynne, a woman who committed the sin of adultery, but still constantly attempts to redeem herself and atone for her sin. Even…

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