What is Existentialism?

Existentialists believe that man’s own individual experience or “existing” comes before anything such as a general purpose, goodness or “truth,” or any other Absolute that may be felt to exist.  Man creates himself through his own thoughts and actions, since the only reality for an individual is that of his own personal existence and nothing…

Romantic Elements

1. Infinitely striving for the unattainable. Trying to achieve something that will never be real. Enjoying the act of always wanting what you can’t have. 2.  Powerful love. Heart stirring, often sudden, emotions create a life or death commitment. 3. Uncertainty of reciprocation of love. What is the beloved thinking? Is the lover’s love returned…

The Wars: Essay Topics

You are to select one of the following topics and write an academic, formal, literary essay with an introduction, body paragraphs, transition paragraphs and a conclusion. It should be no more than five typed pages (double spaced-including quotations) 1.         “Robert Ross comes riding straight towards the camera. His hat has fallen off. His hands are…

What is Satire?

Definition: Satire is the literary art of diminishing a subject by making it ridiculous and evoking towards it attitudes of amusement, contempt or scorn. Characteristics: Satire uses laughter as a weapon to convince the listener or reader of the author’s position. Satire “derides” a problem or situation. Satire may be individual, this is called “Personal…