Thomas de Quincey

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  • Thomas De Quincey Analysis

    Thomas De Quincey’s Gusto: Desires Unfulfilled My original primary interest about “Confessions of an English Opium Eater,” by Thomas De Quincey, was to learn whether or not the author deprecates the behavior of taking opium— not only am I unable to conclude the answer to this question when finishing reading the book, but also at least fifty percent of Confessions, I found, depicts De Quincey’s early life, mostly unrelated to opium. Even when it comes to opium eating, he often circumvents the effects of opium on his own body and tends to describe more about the moral afflictions that attack his mind as a result of the bad early-life experiences. Many scholars, thus, consider Confessions to be an incomplete work. For instance, Clarke maintains…

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  • Thomas De Quincey Book Report

    Thomas De Quincey introduces Confessions of an English Opium Eater, as an extract from a longer autobiography entitled, Life of a Scholar. De Quincey’s primary reason in writing this autobiography is, he hopes it will be “instructive” to his audience. That reason is also why his writing goes into such explicit detail about his personal life. He tried to resist opium, but due to the fact that opium was a major and effective pain reliever at the time, it was difficult, seeing as he suffered from…

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  • 5 Characteristics Of Emerging Adulthood

    anyone over the age of eighteen) and being at the end of my teen years. This is a point in my life where everything is very unstable and focused towards me. I may feel like I should not be responsible for anyone but myself, however, at the end of the day I do not have the ability to provide for my everyday needs on my one. There is no one single criteria for becoming an adult. There is not a magical checklist that one must complete in order to become an adult. Thomas De Quincey once said, “But…

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  • The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner Analysis

    In 1798 a well-known poet named Samuel Taylor Coleridge published his poem The Rime of The Ancient Mariner. The poem was contained in a poem collage by Coleridge and William Wordsworth called the Lyrical Ballads. Coleridge is known for the Romantic influence in his writings: “Coleridge achieved wonder by the frank violation of natural laws, impressing upon readers a sense of occult powers and unknown modes of being” (“The Romantic Period: Topics.” The Norton Anthology of English Literature).…

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  • The Role Of Good And Evil In Bram Stoker's Dracula

    plot. The evil being displayed by Count Dracula and the good being shown by the other characters who sought out to defeat Dracula upon figuring out his true desires. The story begins with a young solicitor named Jonathon Harker who is assigned to go to Transylvania by his firm to assist Count Dracula 's purchase of real estate in London. The battle is foreshadowed upon the young solicitor, Jonathon Harker being handed a crucifix after hearing a landlady say, "It is the eve of St. George 's Day.…

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  • Nosferatu Analysis

    Shadow of the Vampire portrays the adaptation of Nosferatu especially the intentions dedication of the director, Murnau. Murnau requires acting methods that are extreme and sometimes deadly in order to achieve an immortal film, one that will be remembered and live forever. The physical film and camera are symbols of immortality that will kill the characters, like a vampire. The beginning of the film, Shadow of the Vampire, is the portrayal of the creation of the famous horror movie, Nosferatu,…

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  • The Theme Of Love, Lust And Love In Bram Stoker's Dracula

    Dracula – Lucy’s case An old saying goes like this: Opposites attract each other. Often it refers to two completely different people finding each other falling in love. In this context, it refers to the main theme of the Bram Stokers novel Dracula from the late 19th century. Love, lust and horror frame the world-known book Dracula, which is about the evil Count Dracula travelling his way to London, England, turning young, beautiful women into vampires and allure them back to Transylvania in the…

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  • Role Of Mina In Dracula

    is the essential character during when Van Helsing’s people traveled to kill Count Dracula; however, she is the real hero because she was brave enough to go against the traditional role of women and becomes a new type of women. Throughout the novel, two primary females, Lucy Westenra and Mina Murray Harker, represent the stereotypical women during the Victorian era. One of the characteristics of the Victorian era women is that they are dependent, especially to males. After when Lucy was bitten…

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  • The New Woman In Bram Stoker's Dracula

    “wonderful wife” (Stoker 271) enables her to set up Seward’s “old house [to seem] like home for the first time” (Stoker 271), even during times of mental turmoil, consequently validating her role as a typically virtuous woman of Victorian society. Yet, as the hunt for the Count intensifies, Mina is delegated to a marginal position in the justification that “she may suffer (…) [for] she is [a] young woman and not so long married” (Stoker 274), implying that the possibility of pregnancy is…

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  • Why Is Vladimir Tod Important To Humans

    Vampires and humans It is very strange how the words vampires and humans have been used in the same sentence for centuries. From the stories of Count Dracula and his three wives, to the Twilight Saga, vampire stories have become famous and like a drug for fans. The story of Vladimir Tod, the teenage vampire, by Heather Brewer is no exception to this. The writer tried to make this book interesting to boys and girls and therefore chose a simple colour scheme, and a simply designed cover to…

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