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Interpretation687 Words / ~ pages Duisburg Steinbart-Gymnasium Analysis of the speech “Take a chance” by Barack Obama The speech ”Take a chance“ given by the US President Barack Obama at the University of Massachusetts Boston on 2 June 2006 deals with the generation of graduated students he talks to with the occasion to bring changes about. The speech can be divided into six parts. In the beginning part from line 1-14 the speaker Barack Obama makes clear that it’s the commission of this generation to let the concept of America alive which is the equal opportunities for everyone to rise up and to reach “no matter where you’re born or how much your parents have; no matter what you look like and what you believe in” (line 11-13). To underline the message he wants to convey he uses a parallelism in line 11-13 (see above). Furthermore he draws attention to key words with a repetition in line 7 and 9 “It’s your…[show more]
Interpretation574 Words / ~ pages Schlaun Gymnasium Münster Just Along For The Ride by Dennis Kurumada Analysis The first- person narrator from the short story ‚Just along for the ride’ by Dennis Kurumada, published in 1972, is a really desperate man, who does not know what to do in a serious and complicated situation. On one hand, he wants to say the truth and on the other, he does not want to betray his friends. Fairly early in the short story, there is shown the desperating first- person’s inner- conflict. First, he is a really sincere person, because he wants to go to Ken Benjamin’s mother to tell her the truth about her son’s accident (cf. p.2, l.35ff). Additionally, he is angry with his friends, who were also involved in the accident, because they do not want to go tot he police and they do not see, that they are guilty (cf. p.2, l.44). Instead, he is presented as a really sensitive person, because…[show more]
Interpretation670 Words / ~ pages Carl - Bosch Gymnasium, Ludwigshafen Characterizat­ion of Mr.Neck from the novel Speak written by Laurie Halse Anderson Characterizat­ion: Mr. Neck Novel „Speak“ written by Laurie Halse In the given text from the novel „Speak“ written by Laurie Halse Anderson we find a lot of information about the character Mr. Neck, while he is teaching his history lesson in the 8th grad at an American high school and thus in the class from Melinda, the narrator of the given text. First we get to know that the man is an American citizen having a family, who lived in this country for more than two hundred years (“[.] over two hundred years [.]”, p.28, ll. 8f.). His family fought for the country and met the demands of the state, such as paying taxes (“[.] fought in every war [.] paid taxes [.] voted”, p.28, ll.8-11). The implication is that he and his family are reliable, careful and conscious of…[show more]
Interpretation3.105 Words / ~6 pages WBK Dülken Early Autumn by Langston Hughes Analysis: The short story „Early Autumn“ by the American author Langston Hughes, originated in the year 1963, deals with the coincidental meeting of a former couple and the re-emerging emotions of the heartbroken and desperate female protagonist. The short story is set some unspecified time after the breakup of the main characters Bill and Mary that have split up for an “not very important” reason (line2). Considering that Bill has two kids with his wife and Mary having three with her husband it can be assumed that multiple years have passed between the break up and the following coincidental meeting in the Washington Square Park at dawn. Mary gets her ex-boyfriend´­s attention by saying his name which is being followed by a short conversation where both Bill and Mary state their current living situation.…[show more]
Interpretation1.229 Words / ~ pages Konrad-Adenauer-Gymnasium Westerburg Characterisat­ion of Adam from „On the bridge“ The character Adam Lockwood is described as a guy that smokes, wears a leather jacket all the time, has long black hair and behaves like some kind of “gangster”. This can be seen in e.g. his leaning against the wall. Generally speaking he likes women, but that isn’t concerned in the text any further. The police already knows about him, which tells that he is very likely criminal. The character Adam is a friend of Seth, the protagonist, filling the role as a flat character. He relates to him by being a kind of role model and influencing him in a negative way. In the plot he is left by Seth, due to his insight. In the following I am going to characterize Adam following the text chronological­ly. He uses a vulgar language and tells about stories he fought older guys (l.1), making the impression of an…[show more]
Interpretation587 Words / ~ pages Westerwald-Gymnasium Altenkirchen “Just along for the ride” by Dennis Kurumada Story and Work Tasks a), b), c) & d) Inhaltsverzei­chnis 1. Story. 1 2. Work Tasks a,b,c and d. 2 a) Describe Dick: 2 b) How does the narrator feel? 2 c) What type of text is it? 2 d) Is the narrator a friend? 3 1. Story The short story “Just along for the ride” (1984) by Dennis Kurumada is about an adventure of Dick, Phil, Reid, Steve and the narrator. The five friends are cruising around aimlessly when Phil proposes hitting a person. He imagines opening the door fast and prodding it with the door. After having looked for a victim, the friends approach a boy. They want to collide with the child whereas the narrator refuses their plan. The boys choose Ken Benjamin, the narrator’s friend, as the victim. The narrator warns Dick to stop aiming at Ken. However, the driver bumps the boy and drives off. The narrator…[show more]
Interpretation11.012 Words / ~31 pages Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz - KFU Literary Studies - American Modernism The American Dream in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby 1 Introduction 2 2 The American Dream 4 2.1 General Remarks about the American Dream 4 2.2 Progress as Key Element of the American Dream 5 2.3 Upward Mobility: The dream of material wealth 6 2.4 The Pursuit of Happiness 7 3 The American Dream and the Great Gatsby 9 3.1 Gatsby, Buchanan and Carraway – Main Characters in the Novel 10 3.1.1 Jay Gatsby 10 3.1.2 Daisy Buchanan 13 3.1.3 Tom Buchanan and Myrtle Wilson 15 3.1.4 Nick Carraway 16 3.2 Francis Scott Fitzgerald – Intertwining of Life and Work 17 3.3 Motifs and Symbols in The Great Gatsby 20 3.3.1 East Egg and West Egg 20 3.3.2 Long Island 21 3.3.3 The Eyes of Dr. T. J. Eckleburg 21 3.3.4 The Green Light 22 3.4 Dreams and Illusions – A Selection of Significant Scenes 23 3.4.1 Dutch Sailors 23 3.4.2…[show more]
Interpretation847 Words / ~2 pages Gymnasium Berlin „Barack Obama Coins a Slogan“ - Election 2008 Speech Analysis During the election campaign of 2008, after having lost the primary in New Hampshire to Senator Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama delivered his probably most famous speech. The text at hand is an extract from this speech. Obama tries to convince his audience of his belief that changing the current circumstances is possible, by referring to key events in American history, the American Dream and by using stylistic devices. In addition he tries to unite the American people and to encourage them to work and stick together as one nation. Obama uses “we” instead of “I” frequently (s. ll. 1+4+9.), because the so-called “inclusive we” gives the tended effect of unity as it addresses everyone as a whole instead of excluding someone. So he highlights his belonging to America and also…[show more]
Interpretation1.499 Words / ~7 pages PRS Friedrichsdorf “Slaughterhou­se-­Five“ by Kurt Vonnegut: Freedom and Confinement [Geben Sie den Namen des Autors ein] Freedom and Confinement in “ Slaughterhous­e-Fiv­e” Billy Pilgrim is the main character in Kurt Vonnegut’s novel “Slaughterhou­se-­Five”. During his life he is confined as a soldier in World War II, as a prisoner of war (short POW), a member of the American society after 1945 and as an exhibit on the fictional planet Tralfamadore. After being freed from German captivity, he starts suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder and becomes ‘unstuck in time’. In the following essay I am going to analyze the aspects ‘freedom and confinement’ in “Slaughterhou­se-­Five” based on the given guiding questions: What comparisons does Vonnegut suggest between the Germans who took Billy captive and the Tralfamadoria­ns?…[show more]
Interpretation2.600 Words / ~5 pages Romain-Rolland-Gymnasium Dresden , 12EN2 Analysing tasks (“Frankenstei­n” – Nick Dear) ① In scene 12, De Lacey, his son and daughter-in-l­aw are introduced. They live peacefully together in a cottage on the country side between fields. Agatha and Felix leave De Lacey alone when moving out to work on a field. The blind, old man starts to play the guitar and the Creature steps into the cottage, attracted by the music. De Lacey hears someone coming in, offers his food and seems to be happy to be in good company. The Creature, created by Victor Frankenstein, a scientist, was abandoned and left unaware about himself after his lonely and awkward birth. He can neither make himself understood nor does he know anything about life and human society. De Lacey finds out, that the Creature can´t talk and therefore they communicate by body language and develop trust and sympathy. He…[show more]
Interpretation1.118 Words / ~3 pages Westfalenkolleg Dortmund A novel and the film: Dead Poets Society pp. 163ff Show how the author describes Keatings final meeting with his former class. The text provided is an extract (excerpt) from the novel Dead Poets Society. It was written by N. H. Kleinbaum and published by Bantam Books in 1989. It is about Keatings final meeting with his former students. After his dismissal from Welton Academy because he is blamed of being responsible for the suicide of Neil Perry, Mr Keating enters his former classroom a last time to collect his personal things. The reader is shown how he has to witness one of Mr Nolans English lessons and his method of teaching poetry. Ironically, the schools principle orders one of the students, Cameron, to read Pritchards essay on understanding poetry. These pages have been ripped out by the boys in an earlier lesson Mr Nolan, impatiently…[show more]
Interpretation617 Words / ~ pages Avd Dülmen Characterizat­ion: Tom Buchanan Tom Buchanan is one of the minor characters in the novel “The Great Gatsby” by Francis Scott Fitzgerald. He is an American man in his thirties (p. 9 l. 11) and the son of an “enormously wealthy” family (p. 7 l. 19) that got their roots in Chicago (p. 7 l. 20) where Tom was born and where he grew up too. Together with his wife Daisy who is the cousin (p. 7 l. 15) of the major character Nick, he lives in a “red-and-whit­e Georgian Colonial mansion with a view of the bay” (p. 9 ll. 5-6) of East Egg outside New York. Playing Polo is one of his passions (p. 7 ll. 21-22; l. 26) and that’s why he brought a couple of Polo ponies, as soon as he moved to West Egg (p. 7 ll. 21-22), which is another proof for his amounts of money. When he and his wife had spent a year in France, they played a lot of Polo too (p. 7 ll. 24-26) and were just “rich together”…[show more]
Interpretation579 Words / ~ pages Bundes Gymnasium Horn Going Home Comprehension­: The short story Going Home written by The New York Post in the year 1971 is about a man Vingo who was in New York for four years in jail and now he makes his way to his family. Six boys and girls get on the bus and see a man whose name is Vingo who behaves unusual. In the night the bus stops at a restaurant and all get off the bus except Vingo. The next day the boys and girls get on the bus again and sit down, but one girl decides to sit next to Vingo and starts to talk with him. He takes a swing from a bottle of wine, the girl offers and nods in sleep when she goes to the others. The next day the six boys and girls sit next to Vingo and he starts tell his story. He says that he was in jail and wrote to his wife, that if she still loves him she should put yellow handkerchiefs on an old oak tree and if she doesn´t love him not. Later they arrived and…[show more]
Interpretation1.109 Words / ~ pages Realschule Gevelsberg Characterisat­ion of Abernathy Haymitch and Effie Trinket The characters Abernathy Haymitch and Effie Trinket are both keyfigures oft he novel “The Hunger Games“, written by Suzanne Collins and published in 2008 and represantativ­es oft he political system and the society which are described in the book, still they behave in totally different ways. They are opposits and so te way their contrasts are expressed shows the opportunities an individuum got to live within this system. The appereance of Effie Trinket distinguishes from the appeareances oft he inhabitants of District 12 she working with. Fort hat the extraordinary of her hair has a great importance for her which is expresses by Catnisse’s thought that her „pink hair must be a wig“ (p.27, l.5). This extravagance shows the normality oft he capitols society, where appearance…[show more]
Interpretation435 Words / ~ pages Ås vidergåendeskole Billy Eliot: Film Analysis Billy Eliot is the story about an 11-year old boy that lives in a fictional mining village in northern parts of England. Billy lives in a small house with his father, brother and grandmother. The family struggles to hold together because of both their financial status and his mom’s death. Billy’s dad and brother both work in the mines. Now that the government is shutting the mines down Billy’s father and brother are currently striking against the shutdown of the mines. Billy’s father forces Billy to attend boxing lessons every week, but Billy hates every second and minute of it. One day, after his boxing lessons he joins the girls at the ballet. When his family finds out that he has been ditching boxing for ballet the get frustrated. With the help of his ballet teacher, Missis Wilkinson, he practices and gets…[show more]
Interpretation513 Words / ~ pages Runge Gymnasium The Constant Gardener - „at the morgue“ The text is an extract from chapter one of the book “The Constant Gardener” written by John le Carré. It takes place at the morgue in Kenya where Justin Quayle has to identify his dead wife Tessa. A friend of Justin Sandy Woodrow accompanied him because he wanted to see Tessa again. The narrator tells the story from the outside (“Woodr­ow and Justin went there together [.]” p.28) as a third-person narrator. At some parts of the text the perspective switches to the first-person narrator which is told by Sandy Woodrow. This brings you close to his opinion and feelings. (“Why did she always make me think of duty?” p.29) Sandy Woodrow is the head of Chancery in Kenya and has a close relationship to Justin. He is a “soldie­rs son” (p.29) and tries to behave like it.…[show more]
Interpretation545 Words / ~ pages Duisburg Shakespear A model interpretatio­n of Sonnet 130 A typical Shakespearean sonnet consists of three quatrains and one couplet. Those 14 lines rhyme with the abab cdcd efef gg scheme and do have an iambic pentameter. There are 154 sonnets written by William Shakespeare which do have different addressees. Sonnets 1 to 126 are addressed to a young man. The rest of the sonnets starting with number 127 address a lady. Sonnet 130 does have this special kind of form and is addressed to a ‛mistre­ss­217;­. Thus, you can call it a typical Shakespearean sonnet regarding form and addressee. This raises the question whether it is also a typical Shakespearean sonnet concerning the content. In sonnet 130, William Shakespeare describes the so-called ‛dark lady’ not as usual as women are normally described in sonnets.…[show more]
Interpretation1.175 Words / ~ pages Erciyes University Kayseri From My Bondage and from My Freedom Frederick Douglass My Bondage and My Freedom is an autobiographi­cal slave narrative written by Frederick Douglass and published in 1855. This text is a deep meditation on the meaning of slavery, race, and freedom on the power of faith and literacy, as well as a portrait of an individual and a nation a few years before the Civil War. As his narrative unfolds, Frederick Douglass-abol­ition­ist, journalist, orator and one of the most powerful voices to emerge from the American civil rights movement-tran­sform­s himself from slave to fugitive to reformer leaving, leaving behind a legacy of social, intellectual and political thought. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot The song enjoyed resurgence during the 1960s civil rights struggle and folk revival. This is an expression, used by slaves who do not…[show more]
Interpretation917 Words / ~ pages Dunarea de Jos Galati Death in Dublin The city of Dublin represents the constant of the aesthetics of James Joyce. Dublin is the material, it delivers the substance, and it arranges the epos and the textual weave with its own, individual language. The fiction is concentrated inside one city, be it the fragmentary existence of a day in the lives of Leopold Bloom and Stephen Dedalus in Ulysses or the heterogeneous­, yet so homogenous group of Dubliners. The short-story The Dead is the closing narrative of the Dubliners volume. As the title implies, Dubliners examines the lives of people in Ireland’s capital, and Joyce provides ample geographical details. The 15 short-stories published in 1914 describe the human resignation and small joys, nothing too exquisite or spectacular, perhaps, but resembling reality, in natural colours. But more than lives,…[show more]
Interpretation818 Words / ~2 pages delhi university Civilising Mission in Morenga In the Novel Morenga, Uwe Timm not only deals with the historical aspects of Colonialism but also critically lays bare the Civilisation Mission as a mere hollow tool due to which not only the South West Africans (Hereroes and Namas) suffered but also, the colonisers themselves woke up from their disillusioned state of cosidering themselves ‛civili­sed&#­8217­; and the Namas as ’savage­sR­17;. Through the entire Novel, Timm uses Gottschalk­217;s­ Character not just to expose the problematised state of the so called ‛’­;supe­rior race’&#­8217;­ but also lets the readers understand that the roots of war actually lay in not just colonising the land but also in colonising the minds of the natives and thereby proving themselves as ‛’­;…[show more]
Interpretation553 Words / ~ pages Heidehofe Gymnasium Stuttgart Analysis “The White Man’s Burden“ by Rudyard Kipling The poem “The White Man’s Burden“, by Rudyard Kipling published in 1899, is a good example of the thinking of people from western countries in the age of imperialism. The poem shows that western society thinks it is its duty to integrate the colonized people into its social system because Westerners assume their community is better than the natives’ one. Kipling criticizes the ungrateful and stubborn behavior of the natives, who do not want to become a part of the western community and benefit from being “civilized”. Kipling addresses all the Britains which are either not imperialistic or hesitate to support colonizing native peoples. The poem has seven stanzas with eight lines each, written in an ABCBDEFE rhyme scheme. This creates a feeling of continuity. Continuity is…[show more]
Interpretation1.101 Words / ~2 pages Helene-Lange-Gymnasium Dortmund True West - characterisat­ion of Lee at the beginning of Scene Five (p.47-50) Lee at the beginning of Scene Five (p.47-50) Lee is one of the two main characters in Sam Shepards Drama True West. He has come to his mothers neighbourhood to steal electric devices and lives together with his brother Austin in the house of their mother, who is on vacation in Alaska. In the previous scenes a fight has developed because they both are not happy with their current situation but want to be the superior part in their relationship and want to convince the other of their own opinion. However the main reason for this fight is Lees plan to write a story, which is not that bad for Austin, but in this scene he is told that his own story will be dropped because the producer, Saul Kimmer, thinks that Lees script is the better one. Austin reacts very angrily an jealously.…[show more]
Interpretation842 Words / ~2 pages Villa Maria Montreal Wuthering Heights - Passion versus convention - English Ms. Tasic­ Passion versus convention Conflict is a basic foundation of Wuthering Heights. The story of Wuthering Heights somehow showed a miniature of society of Victorian Era: wealth justified social class, it dominated people’s lives, women had to marry a wealthy man to achieve high status of society. Pure love and spirit didn’t exist, they were all covered by greed, gloominess and selfishness. Emily Bronte manipulates dynamic characters and their vanity and frail mentality in order to show the struggle between reality and romance as well as the conflict between wild nature and civilization; even the contradiction between love and hatred. A false decision of Catherine Earnshaw who made a choice between her love of wealth and Heathcliff carried out the whole story…[show more]
Interpretation4.699 Words / ~14 pages BRG Spittal In the 20th century, everyone speaking out for Communism in America was a suspect. 4.1.15 Farm buildings These are symbolism for the Kremlin which was at first just a venue for sightseeing and later on became Stalins residence. 4.1.16 Destruction of the Windmill The devastation of the windmill is a symbol for the failed 5-year-plans in Russia. 4.1.17 Mr. Frederick/Pin­chfie­ld These are metaphors for Hitler and Germany respectively, as these come up only when there is an arrangement to make. He lives on a neighboring farm and concludes some agreements with Manor/Animal Farm and forms an alliance with the farm later on. ( 5 Animalism The original commandments were: 1. Whatever goes upon two legs is an enemy. 2. Whatever goes upon four legs, or has wings, is a friend. 3. No animal shall wear clothes. 4. No animal shall sleep in a bed.…[show more]
Interpretation1.307 Words / ~ pages Gymnasium Waidhofen/Thaya Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Introduction The focus of the story is on Alice. She loves to give herself advices, but rarely follows these. She is wonderfully naive and curious, and she is a wonderful role model for young readers. Despite Alice, the readers meet many other characters, like the frightened White Rabbit, the rude blue Caterpillar and the Cheshire Cat and of course: they are all crazy. Even the Hatter and the March Hare are extremely bizarre. This motley bunch of idiosyncratic personalities just makes a lot of fun Genre On the one hand, the book is considered a classic of childrens literature but on the other hand, it is associated with science, especially mathematics, astronomy, physics and computer science, and also with eroticism and the so-called ‛high literature­217;,­ the canon of literature.…[show more]
Interpretation547 Words / ~ pages Gymnasium Köln Analysis of the speech I Have a Dream by Martin Luther King A The speech “I Have a Dream” from Martin Luther King contains many famous quotes and references. In the following I explain some selected quotes and clarify what effect they have. One famous quote from Martin Luther King is his sentence “We cannot walk alone” (l.64) He illustrates with these words that the world can´t solve conflicts without cooperation. So he demands that the black and white citizens forms a unit and respect each other. Another quote to consider is: “We can never be satisfied as long as the Negro is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality”. (l.68-69). Martin Luther points out, that the whole nation can´t be proud of itself, because the police consider the black community as their enemies and use violence against them. Therefore the black…[show more]
Interpretation454 Words / ~ pages Leibniz gymnasium pirmasens The Ghetto The poem ,,The Gehtto,, by an unknown speaker deals with the tough life in a ghetto with its difficulties. In this poem the speaker describes his experiences of a life in a ghetto without any perspective. It´s a descriptive poem . The speaker tries to give the reader an understanding of a life surrounded by violence and crime. The title only refers to the content of the poem . The poem has four stanzas with four lines each. The rhyme scheme shifts between a couple and an alternative rhyme scheme. This creates a nice sound of reading and it´s easier to read the poem . Sometimes one line runs into an other which emphasizes some passages . The language is complex which intensifies the descriptions of the life in a ghetto. The speaker describes his daily routine in a ghetto in a very metaphorical and detailed way so the reader doesn´t…[show more]
Interpretation1.654 Words / ~6 pages Gymnasium Köln „My Son the Fanatic“ summary: Parvez, a taxi driver, remarks that his son Ali threw away all his possessions (video games, guitar, TV etc., even pictures) and all the things he once enjoyed à bare room Ali parted from his girlfriend without reason and his old friends stopped ringing Parvez does not understand Ali’s unusual behaviour and is a bit afraid of his son who has developed a sharp tongue he had worked very much to offer Ali a prospective future and spent lots of money for his education as an accountant he cannot sleep, drinks more whiskey has been taxi driver for about twenty years, prefers to work at night with clearer roads and better money (like many other Punjabis, are together in the cabbies’ office playing cards etc.) he is too ashamed to discuss the subject of Ali with his friends, also afraid they could blame him he dreams…[show more]
Interpretation1.008 Words / ~ pages West Valley High School Out of the Silent Planet - Why we are bent Interpretatio­n – Novel by C. S. Lewis There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, Thy will be done, and those to whom God says, in the end, Thy will be done. C.S. Lewis Out of the Silent Planet looks like a normal science-ficti­on novel at first: Dr. Ransom, a college language professor, is kidnapped by a scientist (Dr. Weston) and his greedy accomplice Devine. Ransom is unwillingly brought to Mars in a space vessel that was secretly built by the two men. When Ransom finds out that Weston and Devine, whose purpose of coming is to steal the huge amounts of gold from Malacandra (the planet Mars in the language of its inhabitants) and to expand humanity to other planets, plan to give him to the Malacandrians as a human sacrifice, he escapes. Soon, he gets to know the different species…[show more]
Interpretation522 Words / ~ pages Gymnasium Berlin Barack Obama: Inauguration speech 2009 Summary In Obama´s inauguration speech, which was puplished on the 20th January 2009 in the ´´Independent­´´, he says that the time has come to change things. He says that America is a Country with a huge greatness earned from the ´´risk-takers­´´, the ´´doers´´ and the ´´makers of things´´. The bigger amount oft hem is obsure. ´´For us they packed up their few wordly possessions and travelled across oceansin search of a new life ´´With this Paragraph, Obama means the slaves from Africa . They where the ones who ploughed the hard earth and went the rugged path till freedom. If you read till this you think Obama is only talking about the dark skin Population in America. But if you go on, he says: ´´For us they, fought and died in places like Concord and Gellysburg and Normandy.´´ With that he says ´´Thank…[show more]
Interpretation669 Words / ~ pages Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main Assignment Analysis of “An Irish Airman Forsees his Death” by William Butler Yeats The poem “An Irish Airman Forsees his Death” written by William Butler Yeats in 1918 treats of an Irish airman who is going to fight for the British during World War I. Firstly, the lyric I says that he will die in the war and that he neither has feelings for those he fights against, nor for those he fights for. Then he declares that his country is Kiltartan Cross and that the outcome of the war won‘t impact his people. He also says that his only motivation to fight is “A lonely impulse of delight” (l. 11). In the end, he weighs his life against death and concludes that his death is in balance with his life. The poem is a ballad which is clarified by its structure: it is organized in one stanza consisting of four quatrains. Every quatrain has an alternate rhyme. Because…[show more]
Interpretation716 Words / ~ pages Max-Brauer Stadtteilschule Hamburg Justice in Harper Lee´s “To kill a mockingbird“ The story “To kill a mockingbird” takes place during the 1930´s in the south of the U.S.A. Scout Finch is a 6 year old girl who lives together with her father Atticus and her older brother Jem in a small, tired old town called Maycomb in the state of Alabama. During the summer a neighbors nephew comes to Maycomb named Dill who becomes a good friend to Scout and Jem. Together they try to figure out what its all about the mysterious “Boo” Radley who hadn´t been outside for many years. One day Scout and Jem find out about their father representig a black man who is accused of raping a white woman. Eventough he is clearly not guilty the black man named Tom Robinson gets convicted and imprisoned because the jury is racist. Later he gets killed, attempting to escape the prison. At the End of the Book “Boo”…[show more]
Interpretation1.507 Words / ~ pages Albertus-Gymnasium Lauingen 3 Remember the Titans, 2000 Situation at the beginning of the film -city: The blacks and whites are spereated and whites look down on the dark skinnend people, they think they are something better. You can see the segregation at the beginning when the blacks are very angry because an officer has killed a black child. After that the whites seem like nothing has happened and its just a normal event. -school: Two high schools get into one because of political reasons. The blacks and whites get mixed and none of the two groups is happy with that -football team: The football teams of the schools get also together and a black, Hermann Boone, gets head coach and the a lot more successful coach of the white team, the Titans, is only assistant coach from now. In the beginning you can see how much the teams hate each other and coach Yoast isn’t happy with…[show more]
Interpretation489 Words / ~ pages Hermann-Billung-Gymnasium, Celle The Great Gatsby (Klett English Edition) Characterizat­ion of Nick Carraway by The novel “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald in 10th of April 1925 tells the story about different characters in the summer of 1922. The main topic is the mysterious Jay Gatsby and hos obsession for Daisy Buchanan. Furthermore it considers the topics “the American Dream”, the golden twenties and the emptiness of the upperclass. The story takes place in West and East Egg which is near New York City. In the novel “The Great Gatsby” Nick Carraway is the fist person narrator and indicates himself as the author. The reader is introduced to Nick in the first chapter. He was born in 1892 in the Middle-West and is raised by a wealthy family(cf. p. 6, ll. 23 f.). He is graduated from Yale University in 1915 and after that he was an American soldier in the first World…[show more]
Interpretation686 Words / ~ pages Schloß Gymnasium Benrath Düsselldorf Junior’s characterisat­ion (based on the first 7 chapters) In his novel “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” Sherman Alexie illustrates and describes the living conditions on Native American reservations and the many circumstances that have contributed to the challenges that Native Americans face nowadays, through the example the journey of the teenager Arnold Spirit Junior. Within the scope of this characterisat­ion I am going to focus on the disabled yet smart and witty character Junior and his journey of finding hope in a seemingly lost situation. Arnold Spirit Junior, born on November, 5th 1992 on the Spokane reservation in the north-west of the USA, is a 14 year old Native American. He is the protagonist as well as the centre of the story. He supports his narration of the plot by expressing his feelings. According…[show more]
Interpretation1.254 Words / ~ pages Wofford Spartanburg The battle of Maldon: Close reading 2 Cam Dr. Grinnell 2/27/2017 HP: Cam H0w t0 Ruin a Perfectly Good Battle The poem, “Battle of Maldon”, is a fantastic example of how disastrously ineffective King Ethelred “the Unready” ran the English empire around the turn of the eleventh century. His trusted commander in the English army was Byrhtnoth the ealdorman of Essex, who was in charge of the troops for the Battle of Maldon. The poem effectively demonstrates how Byrhtnoth failed his troops as he led them into a Viking slaughterhous­e, yet leaves the reasoning why he does so up to interpretatio­n. I believe that hubris led to the demise of the English, and Byrhtnoth easily could have maneuvered the Anglos into a better situation. Easily the biggest issue with Byrhtnoth is that he shows an excessive amount of confidence in the abilities of…[show more]
Interpretation600 Words / ~ pages Marienschule Münster Characterisat­ion of Willy Loman The novel “Death of salesman” written in 1948 by Arthur Miller, deals with the Life and Problems of Willy Loman and his family and how he deals with them. In the course of the novel his character traits and the changes of those are getting visible. Willy Loman is the main protagonist of the novel and at the same time the most complex character, as his traits are changing a lot. He is an over 60 years old, elderly man, is firmly small and always dressed up but looks ,on the other side, very exhausted when he enters his home after another unsuccessful and long business trip (cf. p. 10 l. 7 f.) He is the father off Happy and Biff Loman and married with Linda Loman. Willy Loman works as a salesman (cf. p. 10 l. 4), which is a hard job for him caused by a very long working time, low salary and the fact that he has to drive very…[show more]
Interpretation673 Words / ~ pages Shanghai University Characterizat­ion of Willy The main protagonist Willy Loman of “Death of a Salesman” by Arthur Miller is the most complex character in the drama. A clear developed split, dual personality was a consequence of him believing wholeheartedl­y in the American Dream which he never achieves, resulting him living in the American Nightmare and his mental health beginning to break. The overwhelming psychotic situation of Willy caused by this disparity, especially him not being able to tell the difference between the past and the present, form the main conflict of the play. Not only does Willy let his condition show through the interactions with others, he also is not realizing his personal failure and the betrayal and lies throughout his whole life. Willy Loman is a 60 year old travelling salesman who has worked at the Wagner Company for…[show more]
Interpretation771 Words / ~1 page grammar school 4 Volgograd The extract under analyses is from To Kill a Mockingbird by a famous American writer Harper Lee. Harper Lee who was born as Nelle Harper Lee to Amasa Coleman Lee and Frances Cunningham Finch Lee on 28th April, 1926, in Monroeville city of Alabama was the youngest among four children and her siblings were named Alice, Louise and Edwin. During the period 1945-49, she was a law student at the ‘University of Alabama’, and later, joined the ‘Oxford University’ as a student in the student exchange program. She became a famous American novelist for To Kill a Mockingbird, which was published in 1960 and immediately became successful. it won the 1961 Pulitzer Prize. The scene is laid in a court of Alabama where Tom Robinson, a black man, is being judged for raping a young white woman, Mayella Ewell. Atticus Finch, his lawyer , is the only person…[show more]
Interpretation657 Words / ~ pages Realgymnasium Wien Text Analysis: Grapes of Wrath Chapter 25 6CDue to 29. 11 2017 The book ‘The Grapes of Wrath’, written by John Steinberg, is set during the Great Depression, focusing on a poor family who must leave their home in Oklahoma due to the Dust Bowl and its consequential drought, economic hardship, and agricultural and industrial changes and their uprising hope in creating an improved future with a move to California. This analyzation will be based around the 25th Chapter of Steinberg’s novel, where the narrator describes how countless children die due to malnutrition while good food rots, allowing big, industrialize­d farms to make a profit. When the author says: ‘and these men must have surgeons’ hands and surgeons’ hearts to slit the bark, to place the grafts, to bind the wounds and cover them from air’, he is effectively comparing the…[show more]
Interpretation533 Words / ~1 page Filozofski Fakultet Rijeka O. HENRY – THE GIFT OF THE MAGI O. Henry is a pen name of an American short story writer William Sydney Porter. His famous short story „The Gift of the Magi“ was published for the first time on 10th December 1905 in The New York Sunday World and later in his collection „The Four Million“ in April of the following year. Della is a young lady who lives with her 22-year-old husband James Dillingham Young in a humbly furnished abode which costs 8 dollars per week. As we find out in the course of the story, their only possessions are James gold watch, which he inherited from his father and grandfather, and Dellas astonishing long hair that she lately gladly sacrificed – „Della knew her hair was more beautiful than any queen’s jewels and gifts. If a king had lived in the same house, with all his riches, Jim would have looked at his watch every time they…[show more]

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