English 2 Essay

777 words - 3 pages

Often the most meaningful and revealing statement in a text tends to be its final statement, either concluding the entire story or simply closing the narrative. The same can be said of a film's final image, which can leave the audience suspicious of the film's ending, questioning whether the story has come to a complete conclusion or if the narrative has paused for a while, leaving room for a sequel. I plan to examine the parting sentence of two texts, Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights and Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, in comparison with the final image of two films, Francis Ford Coppala's Apocalypse Now and Orson Welles' Citizen Kane. My intention is to discover the verbal and visual ways in which a narrative closure is achieved and if the narrative has truly come to an end or if it has simply finished for the time being. The final statement in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde perfectly coincides with the final image in Citizen Kane. The statement is as follows: "Here, then, as I lay down the pen, and proceed to seal up my confession, I bring the life of that unhappy Henry Jekyll to an end." In Citizen Kane's final shot, a reversal of the film's opening images, a dissolve shows the exterior of the Kane's palatial mansion at dusk, panning up with the black smoke of his burning possessions pouring from the chimney of his palace and filling the sky. The smoke of Kane's youth, his sled, disappears into the night sky. The camera pans down the chain-link fence where the sign "No Trespassing" is visible again as it was at the film's start. The film fades out on the "K" of the crest of the Kane estate. The film's shot of a "No Trespassing" sign symbolizes the fact that Kane was a man of solitude and grief, which is represented in the text's statement of the end of an unhappy man's narration. As Utterson narrated Dr. Jekyll's story, Kane's is narrated by a number of characters. Utterson's statement also represents a complete closure to the narration of Dr. Jekyll since he states "…as I lay down the pen…I bring the life of that unhappy Dr. Jekyll to an end." The final image...

Find Another Essay On English 2

This is a paper that I did in English Comp 2. It is in you Literature book. Its about a story on A&P, represents the American Middle-Class Value System.

521 words - 2 pages MasterpuppetEnglish Comp IIProf. Mc KendryCounty College of Morris" A&P "In "A&P", the supermarket represents the American Middle-Class Value System. This value system plays a major role in the lives of the customers and the townspeople. Conservativeness and old-fashion thinking were portrayed in the customers of the A&P. They supported the traditional ideas about the family with the roles of women in society. In the A&P, the

Chaucer 2 Essay

1058 words - 4 pages knowledge of the society in which he lived.McKinley 2 By the end of the Middle Ages, a new confidence in the English language was apparent. Thus, with this confidence came a higher status for English literature. This was illustrated in 1399 when Henry IV laid claim to the British throne (Williams 4). He did not perform the ceremony in French, as had been done in the past, but in English. Geoffrey Chaucer played a major role in establishing the

Test 2

767 words - 4 pages , Protestantism, which every branch that isn't Catholic falls under. His teachings also brought about blood which he publicly spoke out against. In the end Christianity today would not be what it is had it of not been for martin Luther. Essay 2 Topic 4: All of Europe for the longest time was known as a "Christian Nation" It ruled by the Roman Catholic Church. And even after that there wasn't a separation of church and state until the 18th

Jaguars 2

1246 words - 5 pages reliable source of water is available. Myth #2: "This one is supported by the account of an English explorer in Brazil who, hearing a great commotion one evening, found a jaguar perched on an anthill surrounded by about 50 furious pecarries. Inadvertently the jaguar lowered its tail which was immediately grabbed by the pecarries, who pulled the jaguar down and pulled it apart." The jaguar is almost hunted to extinction

chap 2

2849 words - 12 pages one-third of the men came from slave-owning families. Only about one out of twenty men owned slaves. • The majority of the men were American born, coming from English, Scottish and Irish stock. A small percentage were first generation immigrants in the South, while almost one-fourth of the Union soldiers were immigrants. • Almost 90% of eligible military aged men served for the Confederacy with roughly 25% of the men dying by war’s end

Mother 2 and 3

667 words - 3 pages in English. Some were disappointed by how different from Mother 2 it was, but others were just happy to at last be playing it. The two games may seem very different, but the amount of things they do have in common would shock some people. The story, music, and gameplay all have their own similarities and differences. Mother 2 was created in 1994 in japan and in America in the year 1995 under the name Earthbound. The story is about a group of

Chapter 2 test

815 words - 3 pages Limones 1 Limones 2 Rosalina LimonesMs. Reinheimer; IS English 2, Period 17 October 2013Word Count: 800The Three LocationsIn the novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding, a group of British boys crash-land on a deserted island without any grownups. Their first priority is to have fun, but soon they find out that nobody knows where they are. As soon as they gather, the boys have a meeting to discuss a plan to be rescued. Golding

High Speed Rail 2

1450 words - 6 pages drawn from this was that the most appropriate initial route for a new line would be from London to the West Midlands. (see Appendix A: Figure 2) High Speed 2 (HS2) is a planned high-speed railway between London Euston, the English Midlands, North West England, Yorkshire, and potentially North East England and the Central Belt of Scotland.[4: ][5: ]Four major city centres shall be served directly: London, Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester. Other cities

Memory Management 2.

1844 words - 7 pages text i wrote, I gave an example of words such as clown, ladder, green and so on. I also mentioned that you should find out the amount of time it takes you to remember things as well as possible. Repeating the example for clarity: if it takes you 1 minute to memorise 50% of the words, 3 minutes to memorise 100% of the words, but 2 minutes to memorise 80% of the words, you are better off timewise, remembering 80% in 2 minutes, than 100% in 3

American Pageant Chapter 2 IDs

541 words - 2 pages John Rolfe and Pocahontas was the first interracial union in Virginia.2. Father of the tobacco company3. Died when a group Native Americans attacked the settlers starting a new warHistorical Significance: His marriage with Pocahontas helped assure peaceful relationships between the English and their neighboring native American tribes.Pocahontas1. Married John Rolfe temporarily ending the war between the English and native Americans. The marriage

Global 1 and 2 Review

9497 words - 38 pages water, that would effect what type of food the people eat, the cultivation of certain types of vegetation, domestication of what animals, the trading with which locations, influence of water transport, and much more. In conclusion, geography would affect every factor that contributes to the regions lifestyle.2. Archeology· Definition: Archeology is the study of the culture of past human life by observing remains that were left behind such as

Similar Essays

English Lesson Plan Key Stage 2

2173 words - 9 pages thoughtful.Listen to response by character being sure it is creative.EvidenceWriting paper with questions from pupils to that character.Key Stage 2 Lesson StructureSubject : ENGLISH Age Range: 10 - 11No. of children: 30 Duration: 1 hourTopic: Great Gran's Diary Date 13/3/06Reading Activity - Text markingNC References - ReadingPupils should be able to:- consider in detail the quality and depth of what they read, responding imaginatively to the plot

English Task 2 Equality Essay

680 words - 3 pages People have been striving for equality ever since they saw how much they were discriminated against. A major discrimination is the wage gap between women and men. Despite working the same job women are continually paid less and the culprits are getting away with it. One passage that expresses the inhumanity of wage gaps is written by Cassandra Commercia. Her article, entitled "The Wage Gap: Men, Women, and Pay", shed new light on the subject with

[English] Science Fiction Story ; Part 2

546 words - 2 pages PART 2(8:00 the next morning .On the main deck, in the Captains cabin)"We must contact the U.S Space Marshals on this matter" the Captain sighed, beckoning to the end of the message, on the computer, "It must be confidential. What has been said or seen in this room must stay in the room!" ordered Captain Tomwell, swiveling around in his chair to look at us."There will be a search party made and then they will investigate what is in the message

[English] Book Review/Contrast Of Keegan's Mask Of Command. 5 Parter (Total Of 21 Pp With Bib And Citations) Part 2, Discussed Chap On Alex The Great

802 words - 3 pages Operational Command Is Something That Anyone Can Do--an in-depth study of The Mask of CommandPART 2: Alexander the Great* * * "Alexander the Great, his name struck fear into hearts of man." -Iron Maiden * * *Keegan's first individual critique outlines his embodiment of what traits create a hero--and he chose Alexander the Great (of Macedonian fame) to personify the word 'hero,' ultimately using this criteria to compare and contrast Wellington