Term Papers on Book Reports
Momaday's The Way To Rainy Mountain: Summary
Number of words: 666 - Number of pages: 3
.... friends in the physical and spiritual world.
The first part of the book describes the beginning of the Kiowa culture and
Towards the end of the first part, the tone of the stories changes.
Instead of describing different stories each time, they begin to tell a story
which continues through six numbered sections. The story relates the life of a
baby who grows into the sun's wife who then has a ·child who becomes two
children, who become honored people in the eyes of the Kiowa. These stories do
not explain things like the creation of the peo .....
Pride And Prejudice
Number of words: 701 - Number of pages: 3
.... he is rude to everyone. George Wickham told her Darcy cheated
him out of his inheritance. She believes him because she holds so much hate
for Darcy. Later she learns that George lied to her. But before she found out,
they almost fall in love.
Mr. Bennet has no son, so his estate will be given to his closest male
relative. The closest relative is his cousin, Mr. Collins. He is an arrogant
clergyman. He asks Elizabeth to marry him but she refuses. He ends up
marrying Elizabeth’s friend Charlotte Lucas. She married him not for love,
but so she will hav .....
Number of words: 1655 - Number of pages: 7
.... Desdemona; this is seen when Iago describes Othello as an old black ram and Desdemona as a white ewe, black being evil and white being of purity and innocence. Another example of Iago’s vulgarity is when he once again describes (to Brabantio), the relationship between Desdemona and Othello as, “Making the beast with two backs.” (Act 1, sc.i, line 117). His base language is shown once again. In this quote he describes making love, as a beast with two backs; this is a description that is poisonous to the human mind. He is cruel by tellin .....
The Canterbury Tales: The Friar Outwits The Summoner
Number of words: 987 - Number of pages: 4
.... the summoner, and he readily interchanges the occupations of a summoner and a thief: “And Judas kept a bag, and was a thief, just what a thief was he…he was a thief, a summoner, a pimp.” By doing so, the friar implies that a summoner must indeed know the deceitful arts of theft and embezzlement: “He knew so much of bribery and blackmail I should be two years telling you the tale.” By giving so many portraits of a summoner, the friar is sketching what he thinks of summoners in general. Having gathered all this, “A summoner isn’t much to be commended.” The summon .....
Great Gatsby 3
Number of words: 3302 - Number of pages: 13
.... or a plausibility to them in that fictional world.
In order for this to be convincing, we trust the narrator. We take on his perspective, if not totally, then substantially. He becomes our eyes and ears in this world and we have to see him as reliable if we are to proceed with the story's development.
In The Great Gatsby, Nick goes to some length to establish his credibility, indeed his moral integrity, in telling this story about this "great" man called Gatsby. He begins with a reflection on his own upbringing, quoting his father's words about Nick's "advan .....
First Love: Pathway To Adulthood
Number of words: 1241 - Number of pages: 5
.... was to me , and how near. It seemed to me that I had known her for a
long time, and that before her I had known nothing and had not lived…. (33)"
Vladimir was in love at the first sight of her. He couldn't help himself from
becoming infatuated with her because he didn't know the first thing about love.
As the genre moves on, Vladimir's feelings for Zinaida became deeper and deeper.
Vladimir thought to himself:
I felt weary and at peace, but the image of Zinaida still hovered triumphant
over my soul, though even this image seemed more tranquil. Like a swan ris .....
Crime And Punishment: Characterization
Number of words: 606 - Number of pages: 3
mare were female.) These heartless attacks foreshadow the crime that
Raskolnikov is contemplating. Dostoevsky unveils Raskolnikov's cruel side
during this dream, if it is to be interpreted in this way.
On the same token, Raskolnikov's compassionate side could be
represented by the little boy. The child, watching the beating, realizes
the absurdity of it. He even rushes to Mikolka, ready to punish him for
killing the mare. This illustrates Rodion's internal struggle while
contemplating the murder of Alyona. His humane side, the child, tells him
to liv .....
The Stone Angel By Margaret Laurence
Number of words: 1570 - Number of pages: 6
.... the main themes. The Stone Angel is a very effective story
due largely to the biblical, water, and flower imagery.
The biblical imagery is very strong and can be found numerous times
throughout the novel. The name of the main character, Hagar, is also the
name of a hand maid in a biblical story. Many parallels are made between
Margaret Laurence's Hagar and the biblical Hagar. The Hagar in the bible
was to conceive a son with the husband of her owner, Sarah, who, herself,
was unable to conceive. Hagar did bear a son but Sarah became very jealous
of Hag .....