Haunting past

Page 1 of 50 - About 500 essays
  • Haunting From The Portraits Of The Past In The Picture

    1446 Words  | 6 Pages

    Haunting from the Portraits of the Past in The Picture of Dorian Gray Oscar Wilde 's speculative novel The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891) revolves around Dorian Gray’s fixations and fascinations with art. Art is the "expression of application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power" (Oxford English Dictionary). Dorian Gray 's fixation on art, is used to invoke

  • A Literary Analysis Of Kathleen Bowen's The Demon Lover

    990 Words  | 4 Pages

    Demon Lover,” Kathleen Drover is the protagonist and represents a British wife and mother who returned from the country to her war-ravaged home in London hoping to retrieve some of her family’s personal belongings. Mrs. Drover’s story unfolds as a haunting of supernatural means driven by the ghost of her sweetheart, an un-named soldier presumed to have been killed during World War I twenty-five years earlier. The dark imagery of the story is craft-fully controlled by Bowen and fosters a heavy sense

  • American Horror Story Evaluation

    782 Words  | 4 Pages

    rape, and drug use so, keep that in mind when watching it. It has some scenes that could make people uncomfortable such as rape or homicide; it is not for the faint of heart. Just know what you are sensitive to before going into it. But if you can get past those things, it is a really great show. It is very intriguing and has a complex plot. The characters become like a family to you. As someone who is very picky about what she watches, I am completely in love with this show. I will continue to watch

  • `` Beloved `` By Toni Morrison

    906 Words  | 4 Pages

    Gothic Literature normally, if not always, has a haunting. In “Beloved” by Toni Morrison there is a haunting of 124. 124 is being haunted by Sethe’s daughter who is the character Beloved. The haunts in Gothic Literature can also be a non-physical haunting, a haunting in the head. Sethe has not been haunted by Beloved physically, but mentally. The bond that a mother has for a child is so tight and loving. There is no real way to understand this bond unless someone has personally been a mother. The

  • A Haunting Past in Faulkner's A Rose of Emily Essay

    1131 Words  | 5 Pages

    A Haunting Past In William Faulkner’s short story “A Rose for Emily” Miss Emily Grierson holds on to the past with a grip of death. Miss Emily seems to reside in her own world, untarnished by the present time around her, maintaining her homestead as it was when her father was alive. Miss Emily’s father, the manservant, the townspeople, and even the house she lives in, shows that she remains stuck in the past incapable and perhaps reluctant to face the present. At the beginning of the story,

  • Beatrice And Benedick Alternate Ending

    852 Words  | 4 Pages

    noticing two things. One, the room was silent once more, and two, the flickering light from the candles had been covered with a thick cloak, leaving the room and all its guests in a deathly black. Beatrice was one of the first to recover from the haunting spell placed upon them, ignoring the moans that had again risen. She moved quickly, silently, grasping Hero under her arms, finding her cousin out cold. Looking about, she found what she was looking for, and dragged her to a long forgotten hatch

  • Imagery In Nadja

    1089 Words  | 5 Pages

    Breton introduces the book with a question to himself, “who am I?” Considering this, he continues to highlight the theme of haunting and ghostliness in relations with identity. Even though the title of the book is Nadja, Breton focuses more on the ghostly identity of the city. Therefore this essay will argue how Andre Breton uses ghostly imagery of the city, to illustrate the past self and present self; in the hopes that he discovers the purpose of his existence. Andre Breton is interested Paris because

  • Analysis Of Pat Barker As A Memory

    1502 Words  | 7 Pages

    Billy Prior, one of the characters in Regeneration, and Ambros Adelwarth of The Emigrants who are somehow fighting their memories. Billy Prior and Ambros Adelwarth both represent a strong problem of memory, they both have a clear memory of their past, but sharing them is one of the problems in the first place. Let begin by talking about Billy Prior, a conflicted and complicated character being a soldier who had had a difficult life, both at war and at home as he mentions to Rivers about the front:

  • Setting And Symbolism In The Piano Lesson By August Wilson

    953 Words  | 4 Pages

    A haunting of the past In August Wilson’s play, “The piano lesson,” the author takes his readers on a journey through the life of the Charles family. Sister and brother battle each other over a piano that tells their family’s history. Through examining their history, Wilson uses setting and symbolism to convey his personal belief in the importance of one’s ancestral family roots and the significant impact it has in a person’s everyday life. The author uses setting to introduce the significance

  • Rememory in Toni Morrison's Beloved Essay

    1242 Words  | 5 Pages

    Toni Morrison's Beloved To survive, one must depend on the acceptance and integration of what is past and what is present. In her novel Beloved, Toni Morrison carefully constructs events that parallel the way the human mind functions; this serves as a means by which the reader can understand the activity of memory. "Rememory" enables Sethe, the novel's protagonist, to reconstruct her past realities. The vividness that Sethe brings to every moment through recurring images characterizes her