Henry Rider Haggard sets out to create an epic tale of courage, a breathtaking drama that attempts to capture, within its limits, the universal spirit of adventure. He appeals in particular to the proverbial young male that seeks an audacious inspiration in life by which to model his own. He entices his readers because his motives lie simply in his desire to entertain, to delight, and to enthrall anyone with a prolific imagination. However, this purely entertaining account of an eclectic and adventuresome trio clearly manifests its motives by the simple elimination ambiguity, leaving little or nothing to the whims of infinite interpretation. As it is, everything within the novel seems to have the intention of being taken “with a grain of salt.” Haggard knew his audience, a pretentious and nationalistic society bent on world domination or at the very least determined to reduce the rest of the world to nothing more than a means to meet their desires. And with these precepts in mind, Haggard creates a fantastical tale, taking heed of what is socially acceptable and what is not, all the while maintaining western superiority over the rest of the world. “The fact of the matter is, that I thought that the best plan would be to tell the story in a plain straightforward manner…I cannot help thinking that simple things are always the most impressive, books are easier to understand when they are written in plain language, though I have perhaps no right to set up an opinion on such a matter.” (Haggard 6). In this introduction/disclaimer, Allan Quatermain as our narrator, comes clean with his intentions, providing a stabilizing retrospective for the ensuing epitaph. He seems well aware of the vague line between words intended for fiction and those intended for controversy. And by designating the jolly old Quatermain as narrator, Haggard vicariously endear himself to his readers by exuding a simple humility in light of his grander than
Salman Farooq Ghani
Honors English VII
11 December 2004
King Solomon's Mines
Henry Rider Haggard sets out to create a peculiarly thrilling and vigorous tale of adventure, in his book King Solomon's Mines. King Solomon's Mines is a romantic adventure tale. Sir Henry Curtis, Captain Good and the Allan Quatermain set out on a perilous journey in search for a lost companion and fabled treasure. The book is based in Zululand, Africa and conveys "the fascination Sir Henry R. Haggard found….
King Solomon one of the most influential kings in the entire bible Solomon was a wise king and was gifted as well as punished for his transgressions on his people and God. This paper will show how Solomon was thought to be one of the greatest kings of the bible, his contributions on the lively hood of the Israelite people and how he was sent to bring the people into a new type of living for the people of Israel. This paper will give a personal account on my reason for thinking that Solomon is a great….
King Solomon ruled all of Israel in an outstanding way from 977 to 937 BCE (12). Despite his wealth and power, Solomon is known to history for his wisdom and as the builder of the Temple of Jerusalem. He has been credited with authoring all or parts of three books of the Bible (Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon).
King Solomon was the ruler of ancient Israel who reigned from 961-922 BC (8). He is the son of David and Bathsheba. Solomon succeeded his father as king and his territory….
The Folly of Worldly Wisdom
A man of wealth, wisdom, and splendor, Solomon was the last king of a united Israel. He
was born to David, the great king of Israel, and his wife, Bathsheba. God commanded David to
establish Solomon as the heir to the throne. The three major components of
Solomon's life are apportioned in order of his initiation as king, the wisdom bestowed to him by God and
the wrong choices of his life and the outcome of those wrong choices. Wisdom is a priceless treasure….
1. The biblical King Solomon was known for his wisdom, his wealth and his writings. His kingdom extended from the Euphrates River in the north to Egypt in the south.
2. He is the king of Israel.
Solomon was the son of King David and Bathsheba.
Solomon was not the oldest son of David, but David promised Bathsheba that Solomon would be the next king.
3. Almost all knowledge of him is derived from the biblical books of Kings I: 1-11, and Chronicles II: 1-9.
4. He became ruler in approximately….
Joan of Arc
Henry of Protugal
Differentiate Public Co. and pvt Co.
1. Short notes on
a) Salomon vs Salomon
b) Limited liability
c) Joint Stock Co.s
Private companies are auctioned off at the beginning of the game and are owned outright by the winner of these auctions. Private companies provide income for the owner. This will be individual players at the start of the game, but might be public….
David and Solomon
King David proved to be a wise and effective leader for Israel. However, it can be said that his son, Solomon, made several mistakes during his reign. Many of his problems originated from his Temple, a structure
that was conceptualized by his father to be a deterrent against the paganism, which infested the land. Yet, it seemed as if several of Solomon 's policies actually encouraged paganism rather than deter it.
King David, a member of the tribe of Judah was chosen by….
Every one of us started talking and saying his name but to no response. I checked for a pulse but found his skin already at a cool temperature. He had done us proud.
We were all to die in there. I suppose we were not the rightful owners of the mines and De Silvestra would be proud of our efforts. I am sure we will be remembered for all time by the tribes we had visited.
The novel Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison tells a story of Milkman’s search of his moral development and his search of his own identity. Macon “Milkman” Dead III was on a road to isolation but evolves from a lost young man to a powerful adult that finally understands himself, his morals and his family. Macon is born to a special family where he has to deal with his father being materialistic and a society that is still racist. Throughout the novel, Milkman discovers himself , family values, overcomes….