• Arthurian Romance French Celtic Audience
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    Arthurian Romance Arthurian romance has been changed over and over again throughout the years in order to keep up with the audience of the moment. Throughout history Arthurian romance was and still is being used in many different forms. The Celtic s Arthurian romance was much different from that of the French. You can see the difference in many of the pieces of literature written such as Le Morte D Arthur, and First Knight. Throughout this essay I will try and describe the change in Arthurian ro...
  • Jane Eyre A Romance
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    Jane Eyre: A romance Usually Jane Eyre is thought of as a romance novel, however in how many novels that are categorized as romance do you find a woman as the heroine Jane has to go through many hardships in her life to accomplish the tasks that would ultimately make this story out to be a typical romance. In order to consider this novel a romance one would have to be able to look past many instances in this text that conflict with the ideas of romance today. In many contemporary romance novels ...
  • Love Romance People One
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    Much has been said about love, but if you search the horizon, you will discover that most of the things written about love are either pithy or cynical. Society in general can be cruel and heartless toward real virtue of any kind. In the most popular venues, love is seldom dealt with with any degree of sobriety. Modern humor mocks marriage, husbands and wives, then glorifies every conceivable breech of virtue, such as sexual immorality, profane and obscene values. Real love is a mystery to most p...
  • Tom Jones Structure Sophia Journey Books
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    English Literature I 8 December 2003 The formal well-organized structure of The History of Tom Jones contributes greatly to the intricate plot inside, and the novel as an overall piece of work. Henry Fielding contrived the blueprint of the book in its many clearly separated segments extremely well, making it equally as important as the plot. Tom Jones is deliberately and clearly divided into its separate parts. Through these parts he is capable of paralleling two types of stories in one single n...
  • The Winters Tale The Tragedy Within A Romance
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    The Winter's Tale: The Tragedy Within A Romance In 1623, the complete works of Shakespeare were published in the First Folio. Within this Folio were the works of Shakespeare categorized by their genre. There were tragedies, histories, comedies, and the final four were romances. Prior to this time, romance was not a widespread genre in anyone's writings. We can see by means of the 'genealogy' of writing, that the romance we know today was created through the combination of the Greek novels and Sh...
  • Good Movie Made One Romance
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    Sid PhilavanhHum. 120 Mr. Lewis Response Paper #3 Much Ado about Something My opinion about the movie, Much Ado about Nothing, is that it was a very good movie. This movie had just about everything that makes a movie good. It had drama, romance, action, and most importantly it had comedy. This movie is one of the funniest movies I have ever seen. Even though they spoke in Shakespearean language, the character's expressions were enough to make anyone rollover and laugh. The cast of the movie was...
  • Society's Subordination Popular Culture's Ideologies
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    Like it or not, popular culture is an undeniable influence on how society perceives itself. When examining mass culture, one must keep in mind the equilibrium between how much we, as a society, affect the way popular culture is constructed and to what extent popular culture influences the way we view ourselves and shapes our ideologies. An aspect of popular culture that may serve to greatly exemplify this theory of society as both the affected and the affected is the genre of magazines targeted ...
  • Wuthering Heights Heathcliff Bront Romance
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    Emily Bront"e, author of Wuthering Heights, grew up in isolation on the desolate moors of Yorkshire, knowing very few people outside of her family. In the book, Bront"e contradicts the typical form of writing at the time, the romance, and instead composed a subtle attack on romanticism by having no real heroes or villi ans, just perceivable characters, and an added bit of a Gothic sense to the whole thing. Bront"e accomplishes this by presenting us with the anti-romantic personalities of Heathcl...
  • A Comparison Of Contemporary And Romance Literature
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    A Comparison of Contemporary and Romance Literature Contemporary literature in the form of a short story consists of a plot, characters, point of view, setting, and theme (2). These elements can vary a great deal from one story to the next. An author of a short story also reveals a tone and a mood shown by his or her style of writing. Although romance literature contains the elements mentioned above, they are very different than those in short stories and are somewhat static from one tale to the...
  • Chaucer's Use Of Courtly Love
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    Chaucer's Use of "Courtly Love" Chaucer admired and made use of the medieval "courtly love" romance tradition, although he did not fully "buy into it." The "courtly love" code is based on the woman as the center of attention. The medieval knight suffers greatly for his love, who is often someone else's wife. He will do anything to protect and honor her, remaining faithful at all costs. Adultery and secrecy characterize these relationships. The knight views a woman and experiences true love. The ...
  • Routine Arguments Couple Husband Romance
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    In the short story "Say Yes" by Tobias Wolff, the couple is able to keep romance in their marriage as shown through their routine arguments, the symbols in the story, and the end result of making up. They spice up their marriage through routine arguments, with the expectation of romance later on. When they first start the night's arguments, the husband notices a "look" in his wife's eyes that tells him, through experience, "he should keep his mouth shut" (444). The husband never does though. "Ac...
  • Sir Henry Movie Book Stapleton
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    Imagine if you had to read about the Titanic, instead having the pleasure of watching it. Wouldn t it be boring That s why movies are preferred over books. Movies have everything. A s ance, romance and suspense are all parts of a good movie. Books can only help the reader imagine the plot, but the movie actually takes the reader there. The movie version of The Hound of the Baskervilles starring Basil Rathbone made in 1939 was favored over the 1901-1902 version of The Hounds of the Baskervilles b...
  • Poem Analysis Of Disillusionment Of Ten O' Clock
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    Poem Analysis of "Disillusionment of Ten O'Clock" The poem Disillusionment of Ten O'clock is a carefully constructed, tightly orchestrated poem written by Wallace Stevens. The author's tone is the theme of the poem - the lack of Romance in our lives. But this isn't completely unexpected; rather, it's in keeping with Stevens' theory that the poet should transcribe "not ideas about the thing but the thing itself." Thus the words, though poignant in their implications, are not in themselves sad, no...
  • Robert Solomon's Essay Love Stories
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    The Lord of the Rings trilogy is very much more than an adventure story. In fact, J. R. R. Tolkien intended the novels have a greater message regarding the powers of love and truth. These underlying themes run throughout all three books, and nowhere are they more apparent than in the relationship between Arwen, the elf maiden, and Aragorn the human king in the Tale of Arwen and Aragorn. Through them Tolkein shows the reality of love as an ultimately triumphant force that has to endure many tria...
  • Shrek As A Parody And A Romance
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    Shrek can be categorized as a romance and also as a parody of a romance. The movie contained elements of an actual romance as well as it-parodied characters and situations in a romance. Scatological humor was used religiously throughout the movie to help show the parodied side of the romance. Features of an actual romance in shrek include the lighthearted tone and chivalric love. The lighthearted tone was evident throughout shrek because in the end the bad guy's bad karma caught up with him and ...
  • The Lies Of Love
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    The deception of love is shown throughout the essay "The Love Bloat" by Andrew Sullivan. Despite the knowledge and opinions convincing otherwise, our culture still thrives on love as its hope for happiness, with the persuasion that the only other option is loneliness. The burn that the lonely people feel on days such as Valentines, "if it knocks romance off its Hallmark pedestal" (609), is more rewarding than the lies that drive us in and leave us only to keep searching for something that is not...
  • The Winter's Tale Hermione Scene Act
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    Romance and Tragedy in The Winter's Tale Five works Cited In The Winter's Tale, the line between romance and tragedy runs thin and almost blends together. The romantic ending would not be possible without the tragic beginning. For example, how could the romance between Leontes and Hermione take place in the end without the almost tragic mistake that Leontes makes in the first three acts of the play? Specific characters are responsible for the way the play turns out, with or without the help of t...
  • Main Character Literature Romance Rosicky
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    A Comparison Of Contemporary And Romantic Literatur Comparison Of Contemporary And Romantic Literate A Comparison of Contemporary and Romantic Literature Contemporary literature in the form of a short story consists of a plot, characters, point of view, setting, and theme (2). These elements can vary a great deal from one story to the next. An author of a short story also reveals a tone and a mood shown by his or her style of writing. Although romance literature contains the elements mentioned a...
  • Altered Reality Basarov Emma Romance
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    A Comparison Of Romance In Madame Bovary Comparison Of Romance In Madame Bovary And Fa the Drugs are an escape. The millions of drug users in the world today are searching for one thing: release from the toils of everyday life. Drugs hold the key to a different world. They allow your mind to venture out and away from reality for a time; a mental vacation, if you will. So why the sigma that goes along with drug use in today's society? Because a user tends to take "extended vacations' into this al...
  • An On Romance And Love
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    When I was assigned this topic to write about, I immediately thought of Eros. The ancient Greek word that describes the romantic side of love. Philos and Agape are really more spiritual in nature, but Eros, now that's a physical love. I envision Eros as the sweaty fumbling in the back of old Chevrolet's, and the fire lit evenings where everything seems to go just right and the sex is perfect, And even in the dark, rent by the hour hotel rooms where men and women with no names briefly join and th...