People always have different views on government. Some want change ideas and others want to keep the old ideas of government. There are always arguments about how a government should be rune and controlled. During the enlightenment in Europe, to men Thomas Hobbes and John Locke’s had different views on having a government should be. The views I agree with are john locks type of government. John lock had more positive views than Thomas Hobbes. He believed that people could learn from experience and improve. I agree with this because people learn from their mistakes every day. Locke believed people had the natural ability to govern their own affairs and to look after the wafer of society. I also thing people could take care of their own problems and could make the right decisions. According to Locke all people are born free and equal. I feel the same way about this view also. No one should be told what to do like a slave and everyone should be treated equally. He thought people of a government also had their natural rights: life, liberty, and property. I believe this statement because this is all proven true in today’s government. Locke even thought the purpose of the government was to protect those three rights. If a government fails to protect the rights, citizens have right to overthrow it. As citizens of the government, we should be able to vote on what we don’t want. His belief that governments power comes from the constant of the people…
The author, O. Henry, wrote The Gift of the Magi, which is a story about how a married couple goes out of their own way to show compassion and love for one another by their gifts. They sacrifice their most precious possessions in order to have enough money for each other’s gifts. The author, Ascher, wrote On Compassion, which is an article that gives her opinion and feeling toward compassion and how it is used in the modern day. She uses examples of what she has seen and gives…
another literary work.
Passive voice: in the passive voice, the subject of the sentence is neither a do-er or a be-er, but is acted upon by some other agent or by something unnamed.
Pastoral: a literary work that has to do with shepherds and rustic settings.
Pathos: occurs when the audience experiences the emotions of pity, tenderness, or sorrow.
Personal essay: a first person narrative.
Personification: giving human characteristics to an animal, object, or idea.
Persuasive essay: an essay designed…
Utopian Literature: Imperium in Imperio
Throughout history, white men and women generally wrote literary utopias. These authors paid very little attention to other races, focusing on class and gender issues within the white race. However, over time new African-American authors came into the picture with their version of literary utopias. These African-American authors aimed to tackle the racial issues they were going through within their writings by sometimes proposing racist solutions. Over…
Literary Movements Proof
Several articles written during the prime of transcendentalism embodied the tenets which defined the movement. In particular, the essay Self Reliance written by Ralph Waldo Emerson, displays the importance of rejecting materialism. The title of the passage gives way to one of the major themes: to rely on one’s own spirit and mind, rather than on material items. It is apparent in Emerson’s writing that he fully advocates the importance of putting one’s character and self-worth…
May 28th, 2014
Avoiding the Demise of Literature
Individuals tend to get defensive when they read literary works that challenge their attitudes, beliefs, or ways of life. Throughout history, these protective mindsets have served as the cause of tension and violence across the world. However, if people continue to take offense to what is published against their values, society will become obligated to eliminate these sources of their indignation, leading to the demise…
Quick List of Common Literary Terms
(Terms most applicable to AP Literature are in bold.)
Abstract Language-Language describing ideas and qualities rather than observable or specific things, people, or places. The observable or "physical" is usually described in concrete language.
Ad homonym—Latin for "against the man." When a writer personally attacks his or her opponents instead of their arguments
Ad populum—Latin for "to the crowd." A fallacy of logic in which the widespread occurrence…
MacBeth Literary Essay
Ambition is usually what drives most towards success, however, in Shakespeare’s
MacBeth, it is was leads MacBeth towards his downfall. Ambition is a quality which
many crave, though it is shown through MacBeth that it is not always a positive
attribute. He proves that ambition was a major component in his demise.
MacBeth had made it very easy for the witches to help destroy him. The witches
had fed off of his own ambition to make it effortless for them to help in MacBeth’s…
Literary Essay (The Crucible)
November 23 2014
We have nothing to fear but the accusation of witch craft and fear itself. Abigail has started everything to do with the witch craft, everyone is in believes of what she is doing and saying. John is scared for his wife Elizabeth, afraid that Abigail will win and everyone will think and believe that Elizabeth is the culprit for starting the witch craft. Marry Warren is standing up for Abigail while…
By: Charles Huang =_=
SHENG ZHANG X_X
Definition: It is used to tell a story or to narrate an
event or series of events in a logical sequence
Example: “I have been hiding away from the
society for the past ten years, but I could still
remember clearly what happened ten years ago. It
was a nightmare, people started to eat each other
like they’re supposed to, the…
Literary Analysis Essay
What is the definition of a hero? Well I think a hero is brave and willing to risk his/her life for someone else’s. Hero’s are made from the challenges they face because every hero as been faced with challenges. There were many challenges that Bilbo Baggins faced in the book The Hobbit and the way he handled these challenges that were thrown at him is what made him a hero.
The first challenge that Bilbo faced was saving his friends the dwarves from the Elvenkings jail…