Essay on Silence

John Cheever – Reunion

Analysis: ”Reunion” by John Cheever We all know the feeling and the thoughts, which come to our mind, when meeting someone for the first time after several years. “Does she look the same? Will there be any awkward silences or feelings? I wonder how much he has changed” Your stomach might turn upside down right […]

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Motif in Silence by Shusaku Endo

Shushes End, in his novel Silence, uses the recurring description of God’s silence towards Sebastian Rodriguez in order to portray the feelings of abandonment that the Japanese Priests feel from God, which causes the reader to examine the effect these feelings have on the novel: the ambiance of despair. Throughout the novel, there is an […]

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‘The Silence of the Lambs’

The making and staring of feature films is renowned for being a male dominated career. Many lead roles in big budget Hollywood films have been acted by many male icons such as Robin Williams, John Wayne, Morgan Freeman and Sylvester Stallone. It seems that for the beginning of the 20th Century, the majority of lead […]

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The Unwritten Code

The Unwritten Code The Police “Code of Silence” is an unspoken rule among many police agencies in the country. It is a code of “honor” in the police brotherhood where giving information about another police officers wrongdoings is considered an act of betrayal. Other terms for the code include: “The Thin Blue Line,” and “The […]

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Spaces and Silence in Women’s Language

Spaces of silence in women’s language Silence can mean many things because it is so ambiguous. It can replace speech to show feelings. It can express many different emotions ranging from Joy, happiness, grief, embarrassment to anger, denial, fear, withdrawal of acceptance or love. Traditionally silence nears the absence of voice, but the word silence […]

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Tragedy and Silence in Beckett’s Endgame and Bond’s Lear

Neither Samuel Beckett’s Endgame nor Edward Bond’s Lear are described by their authors as tragedies, and it seems unlikely that Aristotle would recognise them as such. Nevertheless, both writers draw self-consciously on elements of classical tragedy – though with different aesthetic and moral intentions, and with strikingly different results. In this essay, I will discuss […]

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Escapism Versus Reality

Driving the first ten miles in silence she sat, pale faced reliving the argument, which had taken, place the previous evening. He, only too aware of the guilt she felt and the anguish deep inside her body, concentrated on the winding road ahead. She’d been thinking and planning this weekend break for weeks. My escapism […]

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Who Built the Pyramids

The Pyramids at Giza remain one of the most amazing architectural works in history and the Great Pyramid stands as the last surviving wonder of the ancient world. The Great Pyramid is “the largest pyramid… [and] was until early twentieth century the biggest building on the planet” (Shaw). It is because of this reputation that […]

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Miss Marcini

He was always surprised by the way they looked. Often standing there in silence he would envy the serenity in their faces. It’s not that he didn’t feel remorse, he never felt anything. More out of habit than respect he knelt down and slid his long slender fingers in one accurate swoop and shut her […]

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Discipline

It has often occurred to me that a seeker of truth has to be silent and disciplined ! I know the wonderful efficiency of truth, silence and discipline. I visited a Trappist Monastery in Kashmir. A beautiful place it was. Most of the inmates of that place were under a vow of silence. I enquired […]

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Breaking the Silence on Child Sexual Abuse

Breaking the Silence on Child Sexual Abuse: How Mainstream Media can influence the masses and help prevent child sexual abuse •Introduction •Statistics •What does child sexual abuse (CSA) mean •How common is child sexual abuse •The consequences of child sexual abuse •Breaking the Silence on child sexual abuse •How mainstream media can help in the […]

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Dennis Rader

Dennis Rader was a Christian man that lived his life as a normal person to everyone’s eyes, with a wife and children but on the inside he was a psychotic man. He had 10 known victims in a span of 25 years before the silence was broken and brought to justice. Dennis Radar was the […]

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Hannibal, Freud and Rogers

Perhaps the most famous evil character in the history of literature and film is Hannibal “The Cannibal” Lecter, Thomas’ Harris fictional character in his famous trilogy — Red Dragon, Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal. Hannibal’s personality seems to spur the curiosity of many who had the opportunity to read the novels and watch the […]

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In the Silence

Shivams Discuss the conflicts faced by the protagonist in the short story 16/01/2011 “In the Silence”. How do these conflicts affect the protagonist? The story “In the Silence” by Peggy S. Curry is about a young man named Jimmy who has to go up in the Mountains to watch over a herd of long tail-lambs […]

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