17 Oct 2009

Essays on Typee

In Typee, two shipmates who are both tired of life at sea decide that they will not return to the ship they were on and choose instead to stay on an island that is inhabited by two tribes, the Typee and the Happars.  When the two shipmen, Toby and Tommo, find a valley and begin to descend into the valley, they are greeted by two natives that they hope are Happars.  In a moment of sudden inspiration, they answer Typee when challenged, which is acknowledged by the natives as a proper response.  They have fallen into the cannibalistic tribe of the Typee.  Throughout the book, Toby and Tommo’s desperation to escape from the Typee and return to civilization grows as they become increasingly concerned for their personal well-being.

Typee was written by Herman Melville in 1819.  Herman started his work life at the age of 18, trying many different professions with little success until he began writing.  After signing up to be a shipman on a whaler, Melville used this experience as the basis for Typee, which he wrote due to his family’s need for money.  With the warm welcome of the market, Melville was encouraged to continue writing.  He subsequently wrote many other famous and significant novels including the best seller Moby Dick.

The character interactions in Typee are mainly between the main character Toby and Tommo.  Toby and Tommo are shipmates who have relied upon each other for their very lives aboard ship.  Throughout the story, their interaction is mainly the idea of staying together to try and escape from the Typee tribe without incurring their wrath.  Tommo falls in love with a Typee girl named Fayaway.  Her essence is what originally keeps him from trying to leave the island itself, but with events making it clear their safety may not be ensured, this reluctance is short lived.

Typee has many underlying messages.  Though it is easy to dismiss it as a simple tale of adventure, it also examines many aspects of human nature.  The effect of the relationship between Tommo and Fayaway is a significant example.  Though the situation with the Typee is obviously dangerous, Tommo is strongly tempted to risk everything to be with her.  Human nature is such that we, too, are willing to endure harsh conditions to obtain or maintain something we believe desirable, often to our own detriment.

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01 Oct 2009

Essays on A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire is a story about Blanche DuBois, a school teacher who arrives at her sister’s home in order to stay with her with no notice.  However, it is soon discovered that Blanche is no longer what she used to be when it came to social standings.  Her sister Stella tries to stick up for her sister but due to being pregnant with her baby, she allows her husband Stanley’s distrust to grow between the two of them.

A Streetcar Named Desire was written by Tennessee Williams in 1947.  Tennessee Williams was born in Columbus, Mississippi as Thomas Lanier Williams.  After being sick for most of his childhood, Tennessee turned to writing as his only solace.  The story of the Streetcar named Desire, originally started as the script for a play that was later used as the basis of a Hollywood movie by the same name.  It is believed by many that the character Blanche was patterned after Williams’ younger sister, Rose, who suffered from mental illness and was a lobotomy patient.  Williams died in 1983 after choking on a medicine cap in an alcohol-related incident.

The character interactions within this book/play are mainly between four people.  These four people are Blanche DuBois, Stella Kowalski (Blanche’s younger sister), Stanley Kowalski (Stella’s husband), and Harold “Mitch” Mitchell, a potential paramour for Blanche.  The pivotal interaction is between Blanche and Stanley, centering on Blanche’s shadowy past of sexual promiscuity and Stanley’s vitriolic reaction to it.  The interactions between all four characters draws the story line out as the story of Blanche’s past is brought forth, and the truth is revealed with devastating consequences.

The story contains many motifs and topics which, when it was first written in 1947, were subjects of social taboo.  Blanche had been a college professor, but had made the mistake of getting romantically involved with one of her students.  During that era, male indiscretions with female students, though frowned upon, were generally allowed to occur without comment, but female indiscretions were met with scorn and summary dismissal, even if the accusation proved later to be untrue.  Williams used the play to reveal this inequality, showing that Stanley’s act of assault on Blanche near the end of the story was overlooked, even though it resulted in her total psychological collapse.

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03 Nov 2008

Essays on The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby,” written during the era between World War I and The Great Depression of the 1930s, was a social commentary novel written by F. Scott Fitzgerald who sought to question the paradox of economic prosperity versus the rapid decline of morality during the 1920s. The United States was experiencing a massive post-war economic rally, but was plagued by the growth of organized crime, cultivated by the rebellious resistance to the Eighteenth Amendment’s mandated prohibition on alcoholic beverages.

The Great Gatsby focuses on the mysterious individual known as Jay Gatsby and the climate and events surrounding that character. It is presented from the viewpoint of Nick Carraway, a non-judgmental, mid-western born Yale graduate who lives in New York. The Great Gatsby, though set in an environment of opulence and mirth, complete with glamorous parties and social wealth, bares many underlying dark subplots of marital infidelity, social class discrimination and criminal activities during the course of the novel, revealing the prosperity-immorality paradox Fitzgerald sought to document with it.

The Great Gatsby is a veritable playground for character, plot, and social analysis, revealing complex and dynamic relationships between a diverse character pool and revealing the eternal skill of F. Scott Fitzgerald as one of America’s greatest historic authors. The social commentaries contained in The Great Gatsby are as applicable today as they were in the 1920s when the story was written.

  • The Great Gatsby reveals a fundamental paradox of human society, documenting a disturbing trend towards decadence and immorality during times of economic prosperity. Why does this paradox exist? What might the mechanisms behind it be? Have we experienced this trend in modern days and if so how?
  • Like many historically and socially significant novels, The Great Gatsby contains a diverse variety of character types, many bordering on stereotypical personas. Two of these, Jay Gatsby and the character Tom Buchanan, are perfect for character analysis. Though both Jay Gatsby and Tom Buchanan have achieved a level of “success,” each has arrived at that status via separate paths. Prepare a detailed comparison between the two characters, examining the described background experiences of each and the manner in which these backgrounds have affected the character. How do these differences affect the relationship between the two characters and those around them?
  • The Great Gatsby is considered one of the most influential novels in American history. It holds this consideration because, though laden with social commentary and criticism, the novel does not overly moralize. It presents the plot and leaves the conclusions to the reader, much as the events of the novel leave the character Nick Carroway to contemplate them upon his return to the Midwest after the events. How does this technique affect the quality and effectiveness of the novel? What evidence does the novel contain to support this position?

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