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Cather And St Peter
1,982 wordsWrite what you know. These are words that Willa Cather lived by. In the novel, The Professor's House, Cather's life is directly parallel to the life of the main character, Professor Godfrey St. Peter. Through St. Peter, the reader is able to observe the struggles as well as triumphs that occurred at that point in Willa Cather's life. Her struggle with materialism versus idealism, discovery of religion, and her own mid-life crisis are all shown through the character of Godfrey St. Peter. In 1922,...
Peter And Life For Caddie
437 wordsThe movie Caddie stars Helen Morse as 'Caddie' Marsh, a young woman in the depression, Jackie Weaver, as Caddie's friend Leslie, Jack Thompson as Ted, and Takes Emmanuel as Peter. Caddie is set in the times of the Australian depression and was the first remotely successful Australian feature film. It follows the story of a spirited woman and her experiences over seven life-shaping years of her life. Through her eyes we see the effect of the depression on the average Australians of the time. The ...
Jerry And Peter
807 wordsIn a crowded city such as Manhattan, it was no wonder that a man like Jerry felt lonely. He was without a friend, a mother and father, and the typical 'wife, two children, and a dog,' ; that many others had. Jerry was thrown in a world that he felt did not want him, and his human flaw of wanting to escape loneliness led to his tragic death. In Edward Albee's play, The Zoo Story, all Jerry wanted was to be heard and understood, and in the end, after sharing his life story with a complete stranger...
1,306 wordsLove is one of the most liberating connections two people can hold between each other when it is authentic and sincere. Many find completion and satisfaction when they find this ideal, true love in another. However, when love is turned into a facade in order to create the image of an perfect, fulfilling relationship, it can be alienating and destructive. In Walker Percey's essay, The Man on the Train, he claims that love is ultimately a source of alienation instead of an escape into wonderful sa...
Jerry Forces Peter
1,485 wordsIn Edward Albee's play, The Zoo Story, Jerry tells Peter bizarre stories about people he has encountered that influence his shallow and lonely existence, to demonstrate Albee's view that society is unnecessarily consumed by indifference, unkindness, weakness, and emptiness. In an attempt to cause Peter to realize that his own life is filled with emptiness and shallowness, Jerry tells Peter about the lives of some of the people in his boarding house. He talks about the colored queen, the Puerto R...
Peter's Protection From Reality
797 wordsWhen we are confronted with the word jail, we generally envision cold, hard concrete and steel bars; slits for windows that let in as little sunlight as possible and dangerous, fear-provoking criminals. These confinements are thought of places where the filth, scum and law-breaking degenerates of the world are kept. Surely, middle-class and upper class upstanding, law abiding citizens would never be categorized as prisoners. In Edward Albee's, The Zoo Story, there appears the phrase, where ever ...
Peter A Very Frightening Experience
464 words"Independence and the Inward I" is an essay recollecting Rodinone's life changing transition. From being on the streets, doing nothing with his life, to college learning the value of education. It takes a life frightening experience for him to realize that he was going in the wrong direction. As a youth Peter believed that hanging out with friends, drinking alcohol and taking drugs, was a reasonable way to life his life. Enough though he was a reasonable intelligent individual he would not take ...
Bed At The Same Time
717 wordsI'm what you might call a life-loving person. Happily married with a beautiful son, a job I adore - life couldn't be more perfect. I wake up with a smile on my face every morning. Well, I use to. Don't get me wrong, I still love my life. But my world has been turned upside down. I suffer from a disease called Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Every day I wake up and I feel like I haven't been asleep at all. So I stay in bed. In bed, the hours and minutes get shorter. The longer I stay asleep, the more e...
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