John Watson

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  • Gothic Elements In Bram Stoker's Dracula

    The Irish author Abraham ‘Bram’ Stoker wrote in 1897 the horror novel ‘Dracula’. From all accounts, that Stoker based his horror novel on Vlad III, Prince of Wallachia, who was a malicious count resident in Transylvania, the now-existing Romania. Dracula is an epistolary novel that falls under the category ‘Gothic fiction’, which combines horror, death, love and lust. The word ‘Gothic’ refers to the pseudo-medieval buildings (Gothic architecture), in which many of the narratives are set. By…

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  • Thomas Paine's Views On Government Essay

    1.What were Thomas Paine’s views on government? How did his writing convince colonists to fight for independence? Thomas Paine’s views on government, as he said in his pamphlet “Common Sense”, was that all people had the right to have a choice in government and all decisions that came from it. He called for the formation of a republic, where power came from the people and not from a corrupt monarch. Paine’s writing convinced colonists to fight for independence because it pointed out all the…

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  • Who Was Abigail To Blame In The Crucible

    Witches Bewitched Practice and belief in magical skills and abilities exercised by solitary practitioners and groups, the definition of witchcraft. Witch trials series of hearings and prosecutions of people accused of witchcraft. In the Crucible, by Arthur Miller, many people were accused of witchcraft in the Salem witch trials that lasted from 1692 until 1693. These people were accused by children who sought for attention and were overcome with fear. It’s evident that many people played a role…

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  • Elizabeth Proctor's Reputation In The Crucible

    Even though Abigail pretends she’s angry at Elizabeth Proctor for damaging her reputation, the more powerful emotion is envy of Elizabeth for her marriage to John Proctor. Here she stoops to childish name-calling in order to cast doubt in John Proctor’s mind. This shows that Abigail believes that Elizabeth Proctor destroyed her reputation. Third, Reverend Hale, who is the naïve witch-hunting reverend, entered the play in Act I when Parris summons him to examine his daughter, Betty. In a…

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  • Curley's Wife And Crooks

    “Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.” This is very true in, Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck. The character Crooks must fight through discrimination from his fellow ranch mates. Curley’s Wife must also find a way to gain more power. However, underneath this isolation, is something bigger. Each of these characters at their weakest, find a way to isolate someone even weaker. These characters want a friend to talk to, but always end up isolating and making…

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  • The Chrysanthemums Criticism

    John Steinbeck’s novella “The chrysanthemums” (1938) is a short story which encompasses the literary technique of realism (described by Harmon and Holman as focusing “on the immediate, the here and now”) and metaphors in order to “convey” Steinbeck’s criticism on economic and social conditions caused by “The wall street crash” (1929) – an economic crash which led to a period referred to as “The great depression”. Steinbeck uses metaphors “in order to express [his] particular idea[s]” about the…

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  • Trains And Hobos Essay

    Trains and Hobos: Behind the Scenes of the Great Depression Walter Ballard once said, “There was so many people on it, it looked like blackbirds,” when he was talking about a train as he was train hopping (Ganzel). Many people who had nothing and wanted to start over became hobos (Ganzel). Throughout the Great Depression, many hobos relied on trains, so they didn’t have to walk to other towns. During the Great Depression, trains were used for transportation and provided jobs to many people, but…

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  • Romanticism Influence On Society

    Romanticism was an art movement that originated from the 18th century, starting in the 1750s and lasting until the 1890s. The style was a rejection of classical art and a reaction against neoclassicism, and the main focus of this artistic movement was to convey an emotion through their paintings and literature. They believed in staying true to their emotions and putting it down on paper. It emphasized the individuality of the artist. The artwork from this period of time was full of emotion and…

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  • Essay On The Beatitudes

    The lesson of the Beatitudes is written in two of the Synoptic Gospels, both Matthew 5:1-12 and Luke 6:20-26, in the New Testament. This teaching discusses people who are blessed and what they will receive, and this story is noted as an important teaching from the Gospels in the New Testament. The Beatitudes in both the Gospels of Matthew and Luke have overarching similarities, but there are also differences that make each story unique and help to convey a specific intention the author wants his…

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  • Loss Of Innocence In Hawthorne's Young Goodman Brown

    There are stories that have meanings but are not that amusing like the story of Young Goodman Brown. From a couple who are pure to the devil himself and his serpent like staff, these are a few of things to expect from the story. Like in the real world, people have religious beliefs but they also commit sins.People commit sins without trying too. They commit them with people or with themselves and sometimes with things. These sins may also make you think about your innocence. “Young Goodman…

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