The University of New Mexico Best Student Essays
The search for happiness is the driving force in Samuel Johnson’s _History of Rasselas Prince of Abissinia_. By examining the two core words, _quiet_ and _novelty_, and exploring the lexicon used in relation to each, it becomes apparent that man cannot be happy in _Rasselas_ because the dual qualities that afford happiness are actually in fundamental conflict with each other.
Of the many disguises adopted by characters in Shakespeare’s plays, one is most natural. One is always, indeed, a prefiguration of a guise every character must one day authentically wear: the appearance of death.
Film noir is a popular genre and style of film that has a pessimistic view of the American society in the 1940s and 1950s and expresses the hopelessness of good morals in a hostile world.
The game was to start in fifteen minutes and everyone got in line to enter the stadium. The line was incredibly long, running all along the fence of the back parking lot.
I took a fiction workshop as an undergraduate, and I remember the mantra that my instructor forced upon me: nouns and verbs, nouns and verbs.
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