In The Hobbit, wealth is a great motivator for the dwarves who venture to steal their hoard back from a dragon, Smaug. Yet, according to Marxist analyst Freedman, “Tolkien’s world is one in which the great majority of the actual material interests… are silently erased, to be replaced by…the abstract and essentially vacuous metaphysical battle between good and evil” (2002). Thus, while wealth is found in the book, it is used not to build an economy, but as an indicator of the battle between good and evil. This can be shown by examining the different views of wealth presented by dwarves, Smaug, and hobbits, as well as the author’s treatment of these characters based on their views.
Why is One Hundred Years of Solitude Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s most celebrated novel?
Gabriel Garcia Marquez is world-known writer. He is an author of novels and short stories, which were highly appreciated by literary critics and researchers in the field of literature all over the world.
The researchers (Warnes 2009) consider that the literary merit of Marquez’s novels lies in his literary form of magic realism. In 1982 Marquez was awarded the Nobel Prize for his novels and short stories, in which the fantastic and the realistic are combined in a richly composed world of imagination, reflecting a continent’s life and conflicts (“The Nobel Prize in Literature 1982”, n.d.). Among all the Marquez’s novels, “One Hundred Years of Solitude” is the most celebrated. But what are the reasons of this phenomenon?
Why was the machine gun so effective in World War I?
Wars are never welcome, but sometimes they are unavoidable. When the war breaks out, the more technologically progressive side becomes advantageous in the conflict. Nevertheless, when no one is technologically dominant, tactics gets crucial.
This essay is aimed to explain the impact of drug dealing on the economy using simple macroeconomic logic. While this paper elaborates on the effects of drug dealing on key economic areas, including labour force productivity, economic output, savings and investment, trade and balance of payments and inflation, the evidence provided in this essay propounds the notion that overall illicit drug dealing would negatively affect the economy.
What Happened to African Americans During the Great Depression?
The time of the Great Depression is the time America’s worst economic crisis, where thousands of people lost their jobs, unable to find new ones, and thousands of families were forced into poverty. This period made the already quite gloomy economic situation much worse for African Americans.
Because Blacks were the first ones to lose their jobs, they suffered from joblessness in more ways than whites did. At the beginning of the US government help program, African Americans got significantly less support comparably to whites. Continue reading
Stonehenge is one of the most significant prehistoric monuments in the world. It was built during the transition from Neolithic period to Bronze Age in Wiltshire, Britain and in 1986 it was designated a World Heritage Site. Stonehenge was built gradually and archaeologists classify its parts into six different periods.
How does Shakespeare engage the audience in Macbeth Act 2?
William Shakespeare’s Macbeth presents a bloody tragedy about the dangers of ambition. The first act of the play introduces both the supernatural element that runs throughout the play, as well as the treasonous plan to kill the king for the Macbeths’ benefit. Shakespeare utilizes the supernatural and the macabre to foreshadow the continued bloody tragedy of the play in Act 2 with Macbeth’s vision of a dagger before he murders King Duncan.
Write an essay speaking about mysterious symbolic meaning of angels in Thomas Wolfe’s novel.
Thomas Wolfe addresses a number of personal and social struggles in his novel Look Homeward, Angel, allowing right and wrong to become the result of perspective and principle. In this way, the symbolism of angels supports the idea that goodness is relative and that a state of grace is inherent to motivation. Thus, angels represent the personal human condition as one that is likened to divinity on the precipice of the fall. Wolfe informs the reader within the initial pages as to the trope for reading these signifiers.
Is It Ethical To Advertise Products To Children?
Since the very first advertising, the central purpose of the marketers was to make and increase revenues. Although the purpose has changed throughout the years, the main focus on appealing to the customer and guiding their buying habits remained (Puiu 2034). Such powerful efforts of the advertisers can be harmful to people, especially for children, whose knowledge of marketing is clearly insufficient. The present essay discusses whether it is ethical to advertise products to children.
Is Animal Testing Necessary?
The debates over the necessity of animal testing remain topical nowadays. Some people stress the importance of animal testing for research and finding out the side effects of new products and treatments, while others consider this irrelevant, cruel in respect of animals and support the use of new alternative methods. In this paper, I am going to argue that tests on animals are unnecessary due to the reasons discussed below.