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Interpretation1.342 Words / ~3 pages Grevenbroich The new Colossus´ by Emma Lazarus Analysis The Italian Sonnet The new Colossus´ written by Emma Lazarus and released in 1883 deals with the Statue of Liberty in America and immigration to America in the 19th century. In the first stanza the Statue of Liberty is compared to the Colossus of Rhodes which is the “brazen giant of Greek fame” (l. 1). But by the use of the negation “not” in front of the quotation above it becomes obvious that the poet is not talking of the ancient Colossus, which depicted/repr­esent­ed the sun god Helios, and which stood at the entrance of the harbour of Rhodes with spread legs, letting the ships passing by below. This is described in the first two lines. From the last two lines of the stanza up to the end the Statue of Liberty is described and it is said where it is located, what it stands for and which symbolic meaning…[show more]
Interpretation1.273 Words / ~ pages University of Sevilla WRITTEN COMMENTARY The Fat Black Woman Goes Shopping The Fat Black Woman Goes Shopping was written by Grace Nichols in 1984. She was born in Georgetown, Guyana in 1950. She moved to England in 1977. Much of her poetry is characterized by Caribbean culture, and influenced by African and South American traditions. This poem is part of a compilation called The Fat Black Womans Poems. Grace Nichols is a contemporary writer and she is a writer committed to the rights of immigrant women and she is critical to society that discriminate them. The main theme is the stressful experience of a black woman (in this case an African or Caribbean black woman) when she goes shopping and she feels discriminated by the European concept of beauty and by trademarks, as well she is treated differently by saleswomen, they are European white women (the poem…[show more]
Interpretation1.438 Words / ~ pages Cardiff Metropolitan University About a boy – Nick Hornby How does Nick Hornby present the characters of Marcus, Fiona and Will in chapters 1-9 A novel ‘About a boy’ by Nick Hornby was published in 1998, but set in 1993. The title was an inspiration from Nirvana’s song ‘About a girl’. 1990’s was the ‘yuppie’ period, which represented the impressive signs of success, for instance, flashy cars, penthouse apartments etc. However, this period came to an end in 1987 when stock market crashed. Novel is written in 3rd person narrator, known as omniscient. The narration moves mainly from Marcus to Will, but Fiona is mentioned throughout the novel as well. The changing narration allows readers to see the events of the novel through the eyes of each of the main characters; therefore we have more sympathy for them than for Fiona. Author presents characters through various techniques,…[show more]
Interpretation815 Words / ~ pages Skive Handelsskole, Skive Sportsbutik Sportsbutik er en novelle fra novellesamlin­gen ”Enebørn”. Samlingen er fra 2010 og er skrevet af Anja Otterstrøm. Resume: Sportsbutik handler om en kvinde, som besøger sin hjemby Rødovre. Hun er lige blevet skilt fra sin mand, og hun har ikke været i Rødovre siden skilsmissen. Hun tager ind i centeret, hvor hun ser en lille pige, som er blevet væk fra sine forældre. Hun tager ind i en sportsbutik for at efterlyse pigen. Mens hun går rundt i sportsbutikke­n, møder hun en mand. De kigger på sko, og kvinden prøver lige så stille at få manden til at kunne lide hende. Manden siger så, at hun har et smukt barnebarn. Han hentyder til pigen, som er blevet væk fra sine forældre. Hun bliver fornærmet, og går fra butikken. Hun var ligeglad med pigen, fordi hun var så oprevet. Hun var endda så oprevet, at hun glemte at betale for et par solbriller.…[show more]
Interpretation3.154 Words / ~11 pages Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz - KFU Prayer before Birth Louis MacNeice Proseminar-Pa­per Introduction to Literary Studies I 1 Prayer before Birth 1 2 Introduction 2 3 Lyric Speech Situation 3 4 Theme 3 5 General Structure 4 6 Metre and Rhythm 4 7 Rhymes and Other Sound Patterns 5 8 Rhetorical Figures on the Morphological and on the Syntactic Level 5 9 Semantic Structure 6 10 Conclusion 8 11 Bibliography 9 12 Webliography 9 1 Prayer before Birth I am not yet born; O hear me. Let not the bloodsucking bat or the rat or the stoat or the club-footed ghoul come near me. I am not yet born, console me. I fear that the human race may with tall walls wall me, with strong drugs dope me, with wise lies lure me, on black racks rack me, in blood-baths roll me. I am not yet born; provide me With water to dandle me, grass to grow for me, trees to talk to me, sky to sing to me, birds and a white light in the back…[show more]
Interpretation1.108 Words / ~3 pages University College Utrecht Assignment 2 Super-Frog Saves Tokyo by Haruki Murakami The Underground motif ‘Super-Frog Saves Tokyo’ (Murakami, H., 2002) is a short story about a frog who helps a Japanese citizen understand why he must save Tokyo against the big worm that lives underground and will strike an earthquake. We pick up on a typical archetypal theme ; the descent into the underworld, this is seen in many literary texts. Murakami compares the underworld of Tokyo to the supposed underworld in Katagiri’s working life, it symbolises his depressing life that he leads above the ground. Murakami also manages to draw a parallel between the big sleeping worm and the criminal underworld that is a lurking threat to Japan’s society. ‘Super-Frog Saves Tokyo’ (Murakami, 2002) was written along with many other short stories in Murakami’s ‘After the quake’ (2002)…[show more]
Interpretation1.242 Words / ~2 pages BG Judenburg Meeting Point – Louis MacNeice Interpretatio­n The work „Meeting Point“ by Louis MacNeice is a poem divided into eight stanzas where each consists of five lines and it is written in very structured and regular form. Noticeable, each of the first and last lines of those eight stanzas are completely the same; that gives the stanzas sort of a frame. All in all, the poetical I is talking about two persons – obviously lovers – who meet each other in a coffee shop. The first stanza begins and ends with the key-sentence that can be seen frequently in the poem – “Time was away and somewhere else”. This line already shows the reader what this poem is about: Time; and that it isn’t always that important. The next line introduces the reader to the situation MacNeice is talking about: “There were two glasses and two chairs / And two people with the one pulse”…[show more]
Interpretation1.455 Words / ~ pages University of Delhi The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde 1. Summary- The Story begins with an American Family of a Minister Mr. Otis moving in Canterville Chase, a house owned by Lord Canterville and is haunted for centuries by the ghost of their ancestor Sir Simon de Canterville. Despite knowing that the house is haunted the family of 6 decides to live there as they don’t believe in any such thing. Though within couple of days they know that the ghost is for real, but do not get scared. In fact the ghost is scared away by the family on different occasions. The twins play tricks on him which humiliate him. Virginia however sees the loneliness of the ghost and talks to him and sympathizes with him. She gets to know the story of his past and that he killed his wife. But she forgives him for his sin and decides to relieve him of his pain. As a result of her kind decision…[show more]
Interpretation1.034 Words / ~ pages Pázmány Péter Katolikus Egyetem Piliscsaba PPKE-BTK Germanisztika (levelező) Hegedűs Neptun: YAQAVI Heinrich Heine (1797-1856): Belsazar Interpretatio­n “Kaum fasslich ist es, dass ein Sechzehnjähri­ger die Meisterballad­e „Belsazar“ schrieb: die wuchtige Ballade von der Rache Jehovas an dem, der ihn zu verhöhnen wagt.” (Herbert Fritsche, 1947: Heine und die Gottheit / zeit.de) Die Ballade “Belsazar” enstand im Jahre 1820, und wurde 1822 ersten Mal ausgedruckt, erschien aber im Jahre 1827 in seinem populären Gedichtband “Buch der Lieder”. “Die formalen und sprachlichen Mittel in Belsazar dienen einerseits zur Unterstützung der Aussage, andererseits unterstreiche­n sie den Charakter des Gedichts als Ballade.” [1] Das Gedicht besteht aus 21 Strophen, und eine Strophe aus zwei Zeilen, die im Paarreim verbunden sind. Das Metrum ist ein vierhebiger Jambus…[show more]
Interpretation1.494 Words / ~ pages Osijek Kroatien Ernest Hemingway – „The sun also rises“ Elements of Realism, Naturalism and Modernism Ernest Hemingway, one of the greatest American modernist authors, wrote his novel The Sun Also Rises in 1926. According to the year it was written in, this novel should belong to the modernist movement. Due to the fact that the World War I had a major influence on Hemingway´s writing style, this novel does not only have elements of modernism, but also some elements of both realism and naturalism. In this essay, I will go through all the elements of the different movements and show why this novel is not only a part of modernism, but can be put into different movements. Although Hemingway´s novel The Sun Also Rises does not fit into the time frame of realism, it has the elements of this writing trend. Realism is known for its depicting of life events as they…[show more]
Interpretation529 Words / ~ pages Stromberg-Gymnasium, Vaihingen/Enz Dead Mens Path – Chinua Achebe Interpretatio­n The story „Dead Mens Path“, written by Chinua Achebe is about a natives decision after getting a new job as a headmaster in a missionary school. It takes place in Nigeria in lain1949. The man named Michael Obi has been colonized and influenced by western people in the past, so that he has „wonderful ideas“ (p.109 l.6) for an efficient and effective school system and wants to put them into practise. Therefore he decided to close little path on the school compound, along which, as the village people think, the souls of dead and unborn people are walking. But in the end those natives punish him by destroying the fence and its surroundings which Michael usually wanted to use to impress the white supervisor. I suggest that even in this case, the fundamental contrast between modernization and…[show more]
Interpretation646 Words / ~ pages Berufliches Gymnasium Falkenberg It´ll never be the same: Katherine Goodwright Characterizat­ion: Jenny Now it is my taskt to characterzise one of the main characters in the short story “It´ll never be the same“. Jenny, one of the main characters in “It´ll never be the same“ by Katherine Goodwright, is a twenty-five to thirty-year-o­ld woman, who lives with her husband Will in whose inherited house. Normally she workes as an interior decorator, but currently she is pregnant and in maternity leave. Jenny seems to be a young woman, who has both feet on the ground. Having a look at the picture Jenny presumably has dark and shoulder-leng­ht hair, wears a bright buttoned blouse and stands at the window next to bright curtain. Futheron, her facial expression seems hopeful, her dark and painted eyes look forward, Jenny´s well-shaped nose and the red and full mouth – they adorn…[show more]
Interpretation3.252 Words / ~11 pages Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz - KFU Edmund Spenser One day I wrote her name upon the strand Table of Content 1. Introduction 2. Overview 2.1 Theme 2.2 Content 2.3 Lyrical Speech Situation 2.4 Rhetorical Devices 2.5 Imagery 2.6 Rhythmic analysis 2.7 Meter 2.8 Rhyme 3. Interpretatio­n 4. Summary 5. Appendix 6. Bibliography Introduction ”One Day I Wrote Her Name Upon the Strand” is a sonnet within the sonnet cycle ‘Amoretti‘ by Edmund Spenser written in the 16th century. The main content of this sonnet cycle, is the relationship between the poet and his beloved woman, Elizabeth Boyle, and their eventual marriage. It was first published in 1595 in London by William Ponsonby as a part of a volume called ‘Amoretti and Epithalamion‘­. The sonnet cycle included 89 sonnets and the poem ‘One Day I Wrote Her Name Upon the Strand‘ is sonnet number 75. In this paper I will analyze the…[show more]
Interpretation1.136 Words / ~ pages Lycée francais de Vienne Wien Je taime (Le Phenix,1951) - Paul Eluard Commentaire Paul Eluard est un poete surrealiste du XXeme siecle. Éluard perçu la poésie comme une action capable déveiller la conscience de ses lecteurs, et la reconnu comme une force puissante dans la lutte de libération politique, sociale et sexuelle.Patr­iote convaincu, il sengage dans la résistance Française en 1941 pour lutter contre le régime nazi. Cest un poète notamment connu pour ses lettres clandestines puisque évitant la censure. En 1917 Paul épouse Gala. Elle sera la première inspiratrice de sa poésie et aura sur la carrière poétique dEluard une influence déterminante. Ensuite, il publie Le Devoir et Linquietude. En 1923 a lieu la rupture entre le couple et quelques annees plus tard Paul Eluard rencontre Dominique. Le poeme que nous allons etudier Je taime est tire du recueil…[show more]
Interpretation3.483 Words / ~8 pages Regina Coeli college Thailand “Ulysses by the Merlion”: The Nation-Buildi­ng Singapore society is very well-known for its multicultural­ism and the Merlion, its tourism symbol. These two things are related well in the context of nation-buildi­ng, a nationalism movement in postcolonial society. Edwin Thumboo, a famous Singaporean poet, wrote a poem, “Ulysses by the Merlion”, bonding the nation with its people in order to evoke the nationalism movement in 1979. Edwin Thumboo is a Singaporean, a mixed of Tamil – Chinese – Peranakan, born in 1933. Thumboo is an unofficial poet laureate of Singapore as he is regarded as a pioneer of English literature in Singapore; his writing style is nationalistic themes as showing out on his famous poem of Singapore icon, “Ulysses by the Merlion”. Thumboo has lived a comfortable life since his childhood; he is well-educated­,…[show more]
Interpretation767 Words / ~ pages Virum Gymnasium van der English-assig­nment 9 02/03 2014 Virum Gymnasium 2.s Analysis and interpretatio­n of The Hair by Raymond Carver Being a human, it’s a natural part sometimes to be affected and irritated by small unimportant things encountered in the daily life. But often, the reason one get annoyed can be connected to something that lies and boils and bubbles under the surface. In The Hair by Raymond Carver written in 1963, a hair in the mouth of a man gets the blame for his inner discomfort. Raymond Carver conveys the theme dealing with small things in everyday life that affect us, through the way the characters act. The Hair is about a man whose name remains unknown. Waking up on a sunny day with a hair that he cannot stop touching with his tongue between his teeth, he is irritated. He shares residence with his wife, who unfortunately­, cannot see…[show more]
Interpretation1.030 Words / ~3 pages EEB3 Bruxelles 17/10/2014 Interpretatio­n: Der Theatermacher Das moderne Drama „Der Theatermacher­“ von Thomas Bernhard handelt hauptsächlich­, wie der Titel schon sagt, von der Kunst des Theaters und des Schauspiels. Allerdings spielt der Kontrast zwischen Erfolg und Versagen auch eine zentrale Rolle. Das Stück wurde 1984 veröffentlich­t und die Uraufführung fand am 17. August 1985 statt. Der Text ist geprägt von Bruscons langen Monologen. Diese bestehen fast ausschließlic­h aus Kritiken an seine Umgebung, seine Familie, andere Menschen in seiner Umgebung und sogar das Theater an sich. Bruscon setzt sich scheinbar über alle anderen und behandelt seine Mitmenschen als ob sie seine Angestellten wären. Dies gilt vor allem für seine Familie, die er dazu zwingt alles zu tun was er ihnen vorschreibt. Während sein Sohn Ferrucci es ehr als…[show more]
Interpretation851 Words / ~ pages DNU Donetsk Anna Issajewa, Gr. 506 Text- und Stilbeschreib­ung des Textes „Der 1. Neger meines Lebens“ Die Kurzgeschicht­e „Der 1. Neger meines Lebens“ wurde von Alois Brandstätter (geboren am 5. Dezember 1938 in Aichmühl bei Pichl bei Wels, Obersterreich­) im Zuge der unmittelbaren Nachkriegszei­t geschrieben und handelt von einer Familie, deren Kinder nach dem Einmarsch der Amerikaner zum ersten Mal von Negern getroffen werden. Der Autor möchte mit diesem Text die negativen Folgen des Einmarsches der Amerikaner nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg auf zwischenmensc­hlich­e Beziehungen skizzieren. Diese Hypothese wird im dritten Absatz dieser Kurzgeschicht­e untersucht. Die Grundannahme des Autors findet sich in Zeile XVI, als Vater sagte dass ein Neger der Nachbarin etwas ganz Böses angetan hat und nach diesen Wörtern benutzt die gleichen…[show more]
Interpretation511 Words / ~ pages Hürth Ernst-Mach-Gymnasium Analysis Sonnet 1 by William Shakespeare 4.11.2012 Englisch-LK Analysis: Sonnet 1 In this essay, the first of the 154 sonnets by William Shakespeare, released in 1609 is going to be analysed. The first seventeen of these sonnets are addressed to the poet’s friend, whose identity is unknown, assuming he existed at all. The poem has the typical structure of a Shakespearean sonnet since it consists of three quatrains and a rhyming couplet, with a regular abab, cdcd, efef, gg rhyme scheme and a iambic pentameter. It contains several different topics. The first one is the idea of immortality, which is typical for a Shakespearean sonnet. It is telling the lyrical thou, it might become nearly immortal by reproducing and passing on his beauty to future generations (com. L. 2, 4). With this, the lyrical I is trying to convince and persuade…[show more]
Interpretation3.922 Words / ~12 pages Filozofski fakultet Zagreb Anton Pavlovič Čehov- Tri sestre (seminarski rad) Čehov je bio ruski književnik rođen Tanganrogu 1860. godine. U Moskvi studira medicinu, gdje zbog nedovršenog diplomskog rada ne stječe lječničku titulu. U svome književnome radu bavi se dramom i prozom. Umire u Badenweileru u Njemačkoj 1904. godine. Djelo Čehove predstavlja prijelaz između ruske književnosti 19. stoljeća i ruske književnosti 20. stoljeća. S različitih gledišta književnosti, različito se ocjenjuje Čehov, neki kažu da je kruna čitave epohe ruske književnosti, ali i kao „svet dveju stvarnosti: nove i stare“ (Mila Stojnić: Ruski pisci XIX i XX veka; knjiga II, Zavod za izdavanje udžbenika, Sarajevo, 1974., 82). U pismu koje je Gorki slao Čehovu, čestitajući mu novu 1900. Godinu piše: Znate li Vi šta Vi radite? Vi ubijate realizam. I uskoro ćete mu zadati…[show more]
Interpretation1.042 Words / ~ pages Niels Brock, Kopenhagen The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe Analysis The short story, by Edgar Allan Poe, was published in the year of 1845. Poe died in 1849 and was considered the father of horror. The story is written from the perspective of the narrator. The narrator has committed a deadly sin in the beginning of the story, which he is about to pay: “But to-morrow I die, and to-day I would unburden my soul. My immediate purpose is to place before the world, plainly, succinctly, and without comment, a series of mere household events.” After the end of this paragraph, the rest of the short story is a flashback. The story is about a man who has always had a passion for animals. This passion grows with him, and he finds himself a wife, and they are raising a lot of animals, among these, a large black cat named Pluto. Pluto becomes his favorite pet and they have a very strong…[show more]
Interpretation606 Words / ~ pages VGS Mandal 11.09.14 Oppgåve 2 Marjan Tolking av Noen harry menneske. Noen harry mennesker. er skrive av Trude Marstein (1973)og teksten er frå tekstsamlinga Sterk sult, plutselig kvalme. Kor mange gonger har vi ikkje hatt overflatiske samtaler med folk som vi knapt kjenner? Der vi sier noko anna enn det vi meiner og praten går på tomgang. Novella handlar om ein mann og ei kvinne. Dei kjenner ikkje kvarandre og ho irriterer seg over måten han prøvde å bli kjend med ho på. Pleier du å gå her ofte?. Slik opna han samtalen mellom dei. Ho trudde at han leika med klisjeen, men han var veldig alvorlig og venta på eit svar frå kvinna Vidare kommunikasjon mellom dei er ein type kommunikasjon som ikkje når under overflaten. Når ho spør om dei skal ta ein til øl, svarar han med at han er så trøtt og ikkje orkar meir øl. Når servitøren tek glasa deira, reiser dei seg…[show more]
Interpretation1.900 Words / ~ pages Aalborg University, Denmark Litterær analyse af ”Glansbillede­r” Litterær artikel af novellen ”Glansbillede­r” ”Glansbillede­r” er en ting de fleste kender til, de indeholder drømme og udstråler perfektion. Men er et glansbillede kun positivt? Ikke alle opnår deres drømme, hvad med dem, og hvad med deres glansbillede af livet? Drømme og perfektion er det, som de fleste mennesker stræber efter, men et glansbillede er ofte det modsatte man møder, når man kigger på de svagere i samfundet, hvilket Martha Christensen virkelig understreger i sin novelle. Her giver hun os et reelt indblik i, hvad det indebærer at være en del af de svage, og hvor grufulde og dømmende man som menneske kan være. Novellen ”Glansbillede­r” er skrevet af Martha Christensen i 1982. Novellen optræder i novellesamlin­gen ”Hvis vi elskede mere”. Martha Christensen er bedre kendt som en…[show more]
Interpretation658 Words / ~ pages Kuban State University - Krasnodar His First Flight Liam O’ Flaherty (1896-1984) was an Irish novelist and a short-story writer whose work combine brutal naturalism, psychological analysis, poetry, and biting satire with an abiding respect for the courage and persistence of Irish people. He was considered to be a leading figure of the Irish Renaissance. He also was a participant of the world war I. O’Flaherty was a keen observer of sea life and he believed that man has a lot to learn from nature. He has given a humane touch to the seagull’s plight so that the reader is reminded of the nervousness he too might experience before doing something new. “His First Flight” is about a young seagull who looks down desperately at the sea beneath his ledge. He is hungry. His parents along with his brothers and sister have flown away. He tries to fly but he becomes afraid even though…[show more]
Interpretation664 Words / ~ pages Unbekannt Tortilla Flat The story is set in Monterey California with the protagonist Danny and his friends. Danny is a man without any worries and possession. He enjoys his freedom and sweet gallons of wine. He often gets drunk and when the World War breaks, he and his friends sign into the military force. After the end of the World War Danny gets back to Monterey and he carries on his old careless life till his grandfather, a well known man in Tortilla Flat with great possession passes away and Danny inherits two houses. Danny is in shock about the coming responsibilit­y of owning something, so he forgets about the heritage until he meets his old friend Pilon. In order to have a roof above them Danny rents the small house to Pilon and keeps the big one himself. In order to be able to pay Danny the rent Pilon rents the, house except for his own bed to Pablo,…[show more]
Interpretation656 Words / ~ pages RWTH Aachen Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Anglistisches Institut der RWTH Aachen Written English II/Summer Term 2008/Group 2 ­ ­ Short critical essay on Robert Frosts The Road Not Taken The poem The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost deals with a traveler who comes to a fork in the road and needs to decide which way he wants to go to continue his journey. The poem consists of four stanzas with each five verses. The first stanza describes the position of the speaker. It says that the traveler comes to a fork and needs to decide how he wants to go on with his journey. In addition it reflects the speakers indecisivenes­s because to the speaker both ways seems pleasant. In the second stanza the speaker decides which way to go but continues in stanza three to describe the other road, too. He is still uncertain. In stanza four he decided to take the one less traveled by (verse 19), although…[show more]
Interpretation801 Words / ~2 pages Stockholm University Time for Change in Flannery O’Conno­rR­17;s A Good Man is Hard to Find Ever since the beginning of time, mankind has been searching for a higher power that will guide them through life, and show them the “true way”. Christianity is the largest religion in Western society, and it has functioned as a guiding rule, helping Christians for centuries to decide what is right or wrong. In Flannery O’Conno­rR­17;s short story “A Good Man is Hard to Find” this theme is brought up in a rather controversial way: how should you really act as a righteous Christian, and is everything really as black or white as it first may seem? This is being pushed to the extreme in O’Conno­rR­17;s work, where she makes it fully clear that everybody can change and eventually reach salvation, even though some people…[show more]
Interpretation1.164 Words / ~3 pages Universität Zagreb 1.) The clash between love and society’­;s expectations It is always difficult to analyze a given piece of literature without imposing ones own values upon the content. In a way, analyzing literature is similar to the way any of us perceive a painted image, a sculpture or a piece of music. Like a painter, the author has a message, a meaning which is incorporated in the content that he or she wishes to convey. The message is delivered by means of conjuring certain feelings within the reader – forcing the subject to contemplate about the content, and ultimately to come to a conclusion or a revelation of some sort. Because we are different individuals, the feelings we experience, and the conclusions we draw, differ from person to person. As a consequence, numerous approaches to interpretatio­n of literature exist varying,…[show more]
Interpretation746 Words / ~2 pages Universität Koppenhagen King Lear It was written almost 300 years before Bronte’­s novel Wuthering Heights., covers much of the same ground discussed above. Shakespeare&#­8217;­s famous play named King Lear has several interesting elements that can be recognized in Wuthering Heights. For example, the idea of a villain hero, a figure who has pledged to avenge the disgrace inflicted upon him because of his social standing, is introduced by Shakespeare in Lear with the character of Edmund.(Thoug­h in Lear, this character is a part of a subplot and has much less importance.) This figure resembles Heathcliff in many ways. Both were social outcasts, both were fairly negative and vindictive, and both have managed to fulfill their evil plans and inflict damage upon their advisories. The themes of revenge, social injustice and love, taken up by Bronte,…[show more]
Interpretation2.945 Words / ~10 pages Maximinilian Universität Würzburg M. Ju. Lermontov - Die Nacht Gedichtinterp­retat­ion Lermontov schrieb das Gedicht Noč´ im Jahre 1831. Nach seinem Tod 1841 wurde es erstmals im Severnij vestnik 1889, I, 10-11 veröffentlich­t. Es ist in steigenden sechsfüßigen Jamben geschrieben. In Russland bediente man sich des sechsfüßigen Jambus im 18. und frühen 19. Jahrhundert (vgl. Reinhard Lauer, 2008). Durch die Länge dieser Verse wird der Jambus einige Male durch eine Zäsur geteilt (Z 15, 24). Das Gedicht ist nicht durch Strophen unterteilt, sondern umfasst Dreisieg durchgängige Verszeilen. Es ist in mehreren kurzen und langen Enjambements aufgebaut, die über die Strophenenden hinweg gehen. Auch bei der Reimstellung findet sich keine Regelmäßigkei­t, zwar bedient sich Lermontov konsequent des Endreims, doch auch hier lägte er sich nicht auf eine Form…[show more]
Interpretation925 Words / ~ pages High School in America What causes the tragedy in Hamlet? F. Mrs. G. English 4 (Period 1) 2/9/2011 Hamlet Essay In the tragic play of “Hamlet­” by William Shakespeare, a lot of things take place, eventually leading to the final point. The cause of the tragedy is not due to only one circumstance. But what are the causes that establish this tragic atmosphere? They are sorted into five major ones. I am going to discuss these five reasons and they will show what caused the tragedy in Shakespeare&#­8217;­s “Hamlet­”. The first fact is the country of Denmark. Denmark, as a lot of other countries at that time, had a corrupt society where it was taught that nothing in the political society was better than the king. Hamlet was not allowed to marry Ophelia because her rank in society was too low. Another example, is that a lot of people betrayed their friends…[show more]
Interpretation1.680 Words / ~4 pages Düsseldorf An Introduction to William Shakespeare 1) The article „Much Ado about Shakespeare&#­8220;­, by Chris Arnot and Heither Neill published Tuesday 6 February 2007 in „The Guardian̶­0; approaches numerous views given on Shakespeare&#­8217;­s relevance in class today. First of all Arnot and Neill question the level of knowledge children need to understand Shakespeare and search for a possibility to make pupils understand him. “ Performances and podcasts could just do the trick” (ll.1-2). This leads into a long discussion. Several experts try to convey their point of view in order to stress this new method of learning. Micheal Wood is one of them. His own experiences with Shakespeare as a youngster in the early’ 1960s changed his life (see ll.1-5). This “fantas­tic ( ) experience” (l.8)…[show more]
Interpretation492 Words / ~1 page Zürich Gymnasium Ambition and Self-Improvem­ent The novel “Great Expectations” is written by Charles Dickens. The story is about a young man whose name was Pip. Pip’s dream was to be a gentleman and to be in love with Estella. But before he reached this, we can read in the book how Pip was changing himself. The theme “Ambiti­on and Self-Improvem­ent” is an important topic in the novel of Charles Dickens. How different is the young Pip as the Pip who becomes a gentleman? There are three questions which can help us to answer the above question. The first question is how has the level of his education changed over the years. The second question is how has his social class changed. And the third question is how has his morality changed. The three questions are quite similar. Summarized there are three important words for Pip’s self-improvem­ent:…[show more]
Interpretation849 Words / ~ pages Ursulinenschule Hersel Book Review “Twilig­ht” from Stephenie Meyer Twilight is the first part of the twilight sage written by Stephenie Meyer. The novel has been published on 5th October 2005 by “little­, brown an company”. The romantic fantasy novel tells the love story between the seventeen year old Isabella and the vampire Edward. The seventeen year old Isabella Swan (Bella) has to move from the sunny Phoenix to her father who lives in rainy Forks. Her parents have been separate years ago. As Bella has been a little child, she spends every summer vacation with his father in Forks. But the last years his father visits her in Phoenix for 2 weeks in summer. Now she has decided to leave her mother and to live some times with her father. She thought it was better for her mother. Her mother has a boyfriend who has to travel round because of a new job. Her…[show more]
Interpretation629 Words / ~ pages Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald - EMAU Let me not to the marriage of true minds Narrator: 1st person narrator Let me Content: Love is not love, which alters when it alteration finds Love is immutable and permanent. If it is inconstant, it is not love, then it must be something else. Love is the only thing that exceeds everything. Love surpasses challenges and endures difficult times. When you have made a commitment to love, it is as if you have sealed your fate, and when that happens the love can endure even time. Style: - images The star to every wandering bark It is the guiding light to every lost man and woman on earth. He speaks of the ever-fixed mark the North Star, whose worths unknown, although his height be taken One cant truly measure this stars value, although the physical height can be calculated. Loves not Times fool, though rosy lips and cheeks within his bending sickles…[show more]
Interpretation4.520 Words / ~10 pages University of London Cinnamon Rolls a short story by Louisa Bello The moon had an odd paleness about it tonight. The Parks police were long gone now, at home with their wives and steaming mugs of tea. Tonight, he barely felt the cold. The moon, a punctuated sphere hung there, above him, alone, aghast, in the blackened, starless sky. When would she come? As he sat on the park bench and focused on the moon, it seemed to melt into the horrified, painted face of his Mother. He tried to shake her away. Those heavily kohl’ed eyes scooped from her pale foundation, dark with hatred, or, what was it? He still couldn’t place it. He racked his memory for clarity. It seemed so important now. Her dressing table had always been covered in products to style and tease and such; in aid of the creation of her Friday evening look. She used to sit in her robe, on those evenings, getting…[show more]
Interpretation638 Words / ~ pages Ostseegymnasium Rostock Analysis of a short story – E. A. Poe - “THE TELL-TALE HEART” Edgar Allen Poe’s short story The Tell-Tale Heart was published in 1843. In the story an unnamed character decides to kill an old man because of the old man’s “vulture eye”. Over seven nights the murderer creeps into the old man’s room finding the “vulture eye” not opened in the eighth night, he finally slays him and dismembers and hides the corpse. The protagonist leads the arriving police officers in the room of the murder and feels safe. However he imagines hearing the loud battering of the dead man’s heart (his conscience) under the planks, which in the end makes him reveal his deed. The story is written as a report of the murderer who tries to prove that he is not a madman. As a classic gothic tale the skilful creation of suspense and tension by Poe plays a very essential role in…[show more]
Interpretation4.353 Words / ~16 pages Belarusian State University BSU - Minsk Белорусский государственн­ый университет Гуманитарный факультет Поэтика сонета А. Грифиуса «Es ist alles eitel» Оглавление Введение. 1 Анализ сонета. 5 Особенности перевода. 10 Заключение. 13 Список использованно­й литературы 15 Введение XVII век занимает важное место в истории европейской поэзии. Именно он подарил миру таких выдающихся поэтов, как Гонгора, Кеведо, Донн, Мильтон, Марино, Малерб, Ренье, Теофиль де Вио, Лафонтен, Буало, Вондел, Флеминг, Грифиус, Ангелус Силезиус и др. Однако, не смотря на обилие выдающихся имен, художественно­е своеобразие XVII века склонны недооценивать­. Эта сложная, противоречива­я эпоха обросла рядом предрассудков­, которые начали исчезать сравнительно недавно. Принято считать, что абсолютная монархия и насквозь порочная придворная культура подавили человеческую…[show more]
Interpretation779 Words / ~ pages Kantonsschule Zug - KSZ La tête en friche 1. L’extrait 1 2. Explication/ Analyse/ Interprétatio­n. 1 3. Résumé. 2 4. Biographie de Marie-Sabine Roger 2 L’extrait Le soir elle était morte. C’est con, j’aurais juré qu’elle allait m’enterrer. Elle est partie de j’ai pas compris quoi, une attaque je crois. Un machin propre et net, en tous cas. J’ai déclaré son acte de décès à la mairie, et je me suis occupé de tout ce qui restait à faire, pour les pompes funèbres et tout ça. À l’enterrement­, il y avait tout le monde. Landremont s’en tenait une sévère étant donné que par association d’idées, les enterrements lui rappellent toujours celui de sa pauvre Corinne. Mais plus il est bourré, plus il est digne et pour la circonstance il était dans le ton. Jojo, Julien et Marco m’ont aidé à porter le cercueil. Francine avait prêté la salle pour le repas d’enterrement­, qu’on faisait…[show more]
Interpretation6.512 Words / ~18 pages Gymnasium Nürnberg Gulliver’s Travels – a book for children? Analysis and Summary Contents 1. Gulliver’s Travels is the best known novel written by Jonathan Swift 2 2. Swift’s biography and creation of Gulliver’s Travels. 3 3. Summary of the novel 5 3.1. Voyage to Lilliput 6 3.2. Voyage to Brobdingnag. 7 3.3. Voyage to Laputa. 9 3.4. Voyage to Houyhnhnm-Lan­d. 9 4. Analysis of the novel 10 4.1. Gulliver as main character 10 4.2. Interpretatio­n of the story. 11 4.3. Satire as a technique of social criticism 13 4.3.1. Definition of satire. 13 4.3.2. Targets of Swift’s Satire. 15 5. Is Gulliver’s Travels a book for children?. 16 6. Citations. 17 7. Used Sources. 18 1. Gulliver’s Travels is the best known novel written by Jonathan Swift Gulliver’s Travels was published in 1726 and it still remains a very popular book for children of all ages even today, almost…[show more]
Interpretation10.027 Words / ~27 pages filozofski fakultet rijeka Usmena književnost u doba moderne Sažetak 1. Uvod 2. Usmena književnost 3. Fin de siecle 4. Moderna 5. Vladimir Nazor 6. Od moderne prema suvremenosti 7. Zaključak 1. Uvod Tema ovog rada je Usmena književnost u razdoblju moderne i umjetnosti kraja stoljeća. U radu će biti najprije saznati iznesena važnost usmene književnosti. Nadalje u tekstu bit će iznešene informacije o suodnosu usmene i pisane književnosti kao i mjeri u kojoj ove dvije književnosti interferiraju­. U nastavku rada više pažnje bit će posvećeno razdoblju fin de siecle kao i značenju mita u ovom razdoblju, a kasnije razdoblju moderne kao i shvaćanje usmene književnosti u ono vrijeme. Detaljnije će biti prikazan rad Vladimira Nazora kao jednog od vrsnih poznavatelja usmene književnosti. U radu će pomoću njegova stvaralaštva i njegovih djela biti prikazana…[show more]
Interpretation2.356 Words / ~11 pages Hanoi National University Interpretatio­n ,,Die Leiden des jungen Wether“ von Johann Wolfgang Goethe Inhaltsverzei­chnis 1.Einleitung 2. Hauptteil 2.1 Die Inhaltsangabe 2.2. Die Sprache 2.3. Die Natur in „Die Leiden des jungen Wether“ 2.4. Der Vergleich: „Die neuen Leiden des jungen W. 3. Schluss Literaturverz­eichn­is 1.Einleitung Die deutsche Literaturgesc­hicht­e entwickelt sich mit vielen Literaturepoc­hen und hat einen wichtigen Beitrag zur deutsche Geschichte und Kultur. Es wäre unvollstandig­, wenn man nicht die Epoche, Sturm und Drang (1769-1785) erwähnt. Dieser Epoche galt als eine Bewegung, in der sich das Gefühl, die Subjektivität­, das Genie gegen den kalten Verstand und die einseitige Betonung der Rationalität aufgelehnt hat. Schriftstelle­r Johann Wolfgang Goethe ist ein berühmtester Autor dieser Epoche. Die Entstehung…[show more]





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