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Critical Review: Battleground
Critical Review: Battleground
Critical Review: Battleground Stephen Bates Battleground is a non fictional book that tells the story of a protest, by a group of parents against what they see as secular humanism in a public school reading series designed for elementary, middle and high school students. The protest eventually turned into a lawsuit in 1983 known as Mozert, who was the leader of the group that was protesting (COBS), versus the Hawkins county board of education. The book begins by describing how the protest bega
April 19th, 1996
April 19th, 1996
April 19th, 1996 A critical analysis of the main characters and plot from the novel Beloved (BY TONI MORRISON). Frank Mancini [email protected] Beloved is a novel set in Ohio during 1873, several years after the Civil War. The book centers on characters who struggle fruitlessly to keep their painful recollections of the past at bay. The whole story revolves around issues of race, gender, family relationships and the supernatural, covering two generations and three decades up to the 19th century.
Dracula
Dracula
Dracula Bram Stoker Copyright 1996 (Modern library edition) Bram Stoker was born November 8, 1847, in Clontarf Ireland, north of Dublin. His full name was Abraham Stocker. He was the son of Abraham and Charlotte. He was the third of seven children. For the first 7 years of his life Bram was bedridden with a flurry of childhood diseases. This led him to spend much of his time reading. Later in his life, after healing from his diseases, he attended Trinity College in Dublin. There, he was an honor
ALIENATION
ALIENATION
ALIENATION In the book, Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger, Holden Caufield, the main character is a negatively charged person, doesn\'t want himself or others around him to grow up, and suffers from depression because of his brothers death. This is obviously Holden\'s way of alienating the entire world and delaying the consequences of facing reality. Alienation is a big theme in Catcher In The Rye, and something that Holden depends on most often. Holden Caufield is a negatively charged charact
Characters
Characters
:Characters: Ralph The protagonist of Lord of the Flies. He is 12 years old, tall, blond, and attractive. Ralph is a natural leader and after discovering the conch shell, he is elected as leader of the boys. Throughout the novel Ralph tries to establish order and focus on rescue. He decides that a boy can only speak at the meetings if he is holding the conch shell. He wants to keep the fire on the mountain going so that is a plane passes, the boys can be saved. He also encourages the boys to buil
The Awakening by Kate Chopin was considered very s
The Awakening by Kate Chopin was considered very s
The Awakening by Kate Chopin was considered very shocking when it was first published because of the sexual awakening of the main character, Edna Pontellier, and her unconventional behavior. Chopin moved to New Orleans after her marriage and lived there for twelve years until the death of her husband. She returned to St. Louis where she began writing. She used her knowledge of Louisiana and Creole culture to create wonderful descriptions of local color, and she incorporated French phrases used b
The Client / John Grisham
The Client / John Grisham
The Client / John Grisham 1. I enjoyed reading this interesting book. It talks about eleven years old Mark Sway and his younger brother. They were sharing cigarette when by chance a suicidal lawyer left Mark knowing a bloody and explosive secret: whereabouts of the senator’s dead body. 2. The main idea of the book is the struggle between the legal system trying to find the truth and the Mafia who will stop at nothing to keep him quiet. Mark is caught between them and his only ally is a woman c
Cloning became to be, as a Finn Dorset ewe would p
Cloning became to be, as a Finn Dorset ewe would p
Cloning became to be, as a Finn Dorset ewe would provide the mammary cell for the cloning process. Secondly the mammary cell containing all copies of every gene that is needed to make the sheep. Although the only genes for proteins that are required by mammary cells are active. Thirdly the cells grow and then they are divided, by making carbon copies of themselves. But if the cells are starved of there nutrients, they will soon enter a quiescent state. When it gets to this point all of their gen
Book Review: Code of Conduct
Book Review: Code of Conduct
Book Review: Code of Conduct Code of Conduct is Kristine Smith’s debut novel. Mixing adventure and politics, Smith tells the story of Jani Killian, a former soldier who has lived incognito for nearly twenty years since shooting her commanding officer when he tried to enforce an illegal order. While many believe Jani was killed in a fiery crash shortly after that incident, portions of the Commonwealth’s government believes she may still be alive. The alien idomeni, in whose culture Jani was a spe
The Diary of Anne Frank
The Diary of Anne Frank
The Diary of Anne Frank Journeying back to the early nineteenth century, when Nazi forces occupied Germany during World War II, the lives of those living in this territory was spent in constant fear and anxiety. The Diary of Anne Frank leads readers through the harsh times of a family trying to escape imprisonment in concentration camps by Nazi soldiers, where death was almost certain. Born on June 12, 1929, Anne Frank was a German-Jewish teenager who was forced to go into hiding during the Holo
Dimmesdale vs. Chillingworth
Dimmesdale vs. Chillingworth
Dimmesdale vs. Chillingworth Near the end of the novel, Arthur Dimmesdale tells the following to his fellow adulteress Hester concerning Roger Chillingworth: We are not, Hester, the worst sinners in the world. There is one worse than even the polluted priest! That old man\'s revenge has been blacker than my sin. He has violated, in cold blood, the sanctity of a human heart. He is referring to Roger Chillingworth\'s malign behavior towards Hester and, especially, himself. . In his priestly way, h
Dawn by Elie Wiesel
Dawn by Elie Wiesel
Dawn by Elie Wiesel The book I read for my book review was Dawn, bye Elie Wiesel. This story represents the post WWII struggle of the Israeli freedom fighters – one young man in particular, who has found himself on the other side of the gun. Wiesel himself severed his time in the death camps at Auschwitz and Buchenwald during the War, and had previously written Night, the memoirs of his experiences. The purpose of this book, in my mind, was to express the inner most thoughts and the anguish of E
Fahrenheit 451 is a futuristic novel, telling the
Fahrenheit 451 is a futuristic novel, telling the
Fahrenheit 451 is a futuristic novel, telling the story of a time where books and independent thinking are outlawed. In a time so unenlightened, where those who want to better themselves by thinking, are outlawed and killed. Books and ideas are destroyed, books are incinerated, where as ideas thinking becomes a danger to society and is not tolerated. Bradbury uses literary devices, such as symbolism, in which he portrays thethoughts of man. The book recalls the effects of the Nazi\'s, and their
Fahrenheit 451: Symbolism
Fahrenheit 451: Symbolism
Fahrenheit 451: Symbolism Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury is a futuristic novel, taking the reader to a time where books and thinking are outlawed. In a time so dreadful where those who want to better themselves by thinking and by reading are outlaws as well. Books are burned physically, and ideas are burned from the mind. Bradbury uses literary devices, such as symbolism, but it is the idea he wants to convey that makes this novel so devastating. Bradbury warns us of what may happen if we stop
In 1949, the world was a substantially different p
In 1949, the world was a substantially different p
In 1949, the world was a substantially different place than it is today. Thirty-five years from now, in the year 2035, one can only imagine what changes will have taken place in society. Thirty-five years ago, in 1949, George Orwells vision of the world as it would be in 1984 was horrific. Orwell describes his vision in his book Nineteen Eighty-four. Nineteen Eighty-four depicts the horrors of a well-established totalitarian regime of whatever type with great power and skill and force of imagi
Fire-Starter
Fire-Starter
Fire-Starter By Stephen King Character Review: Protagonist- Charlie McGee is a girl with pyrokinesis (a power in which someone can light fires with a glance). She is 8 years old. She is short, has blond hair, and brown eyes. She doesn’t like her power very much because she can’t control it. When she was about 5 years old, she was in the kitchen with her parents when they were trying to help her control her power. They gave her a test on a piece of toast, she burnt it to a crisp, and then she acc
Clockworks Orange
Clockworks Orange
Clockworks Orange In the 1960\'s our developing world faces many of it\'s impurities. The youth of this nation fight for equal right, equality of the races and freedom of speech. But not all the protests are legal. Many people are guilty of treason and must be punished but with an over crowded prison system were will these political prisoners be sent. The common criminals are flooding the system with there petty robbers, assaults and murders. We need to deal with the common criminal before we ca
Book Notes
Book Notes
Book Notes Title: After The First Death Author: Robert Cormier Date Started: 02/06/00 Date Ended: 03/06/00 The Characters: a) Main Characters Miro: Miro is a teen-age terrorist that came from another country know, in the story, as their Homeland. Even Miro himself is uncertain of his age because during the training (Or as they call it, school) age is not important. Te training is preparing them for terrorism. Miro is feeling less and has learned not to give in to the call of nature. For exampl
Alexei Nicholaevich Romanov
Alexei Nicholaevich Romanov
Alexei Nicholaevich Romanov Adam Mitchell 2/6/01 A)1904-1910 Alexei Nicholaevich Romanov was born the youngest of four daughters. To Nicholas Romanov the second, and Alexandra Feodorovna Romanov. He was to be the Tsar of Russia. When he was born he was diagnosed with hemophilia a disease which with one cut could be fatal for you bleed a lot. This disease had been in the family for a long time. Anytime Alexei would feel ill Grigorri Rasbutin would be summoned to the palace to cure Alexei and he a
BARRON'S BOOK NOTES
BARRON'S BOOK NOTES
BARRON\'S BOOK NOTES ERICH MARIA REMARQUE\'S ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT ^^^^^^^^^^ERICH MARIA REMARQUE: THE AUTHOR AND HIS TIMES Born Erich Paul Remark on June 22, 1898, he grew up in a Roman Catholic family in Osnabruck in the province of Westphalia, Germany--a city in the northwest part of what is now West Germany. He adored his mother, Anna Maria, but was never close to his father, Peter. The First World War effectively shut him off from his sisters, Elfriede and Erna. Peter Remark, desce
All Quiet on the Western Front is a thought-provok
All Quiet on the Western Front is a thought-provok
All Quiet on the Western Front is a thought-provoking work of fiction by Erich Maria Remarque. This novel is the testament of Paul Bäumer, a German boy convinced to enlist in the German Army and his subsequent experiences in World War I. After enlisting with the rest of his class, Paul learns to live a life of war. Initially he, like his classmates, was full of enthusiasm. Over a period of several years, however, Paul comes to see the world differently. He witnesses the suffering and horrors of
Catherine Earnshaw, may you not rest as long as I
Catherine Earnshaw, may you not rest as long as I
Catherine Earnshaw, may you not rest as long as I am living (Bronte, 163)! In this quote, Heathcliff’s pain from Catherine’s death is obvious. Wuthering Heights is a Victorian novel regarding the lives of the Earnshaws and Lintons. Through three generations, they all experience wave after wave of tragedy all originating with Heathcliff’s overwhelming desire for revenge against the Lintons. This hatred is brought on by the treatment Heathcliff receives from the Lintons as well as Edgar Linton’s
FRIDAY
FRIDAY
FRIDAY A handsome, in about 26 years old, with straight and strong limbs, tall and well shaped fellow who bare name Friday which he got for the memory of a day he was rescued. The native who was saved from a certain death by Robinson Crusoe during one of the cannibal rituals of a local tribe. By the man who was actually on his way to Africa to buy Negroes! His hair was long and black but not curled, he had very high forehead and great sparkling sharp eyes. Friday’s appearance was somewhere in be
Joshua and the Shepherd
Joshua and the Shepherd
Joshua and the Shepherd Copyright 1990 by Joseph Girzone Published by Simon & Schuster Inc. The book Joshua and The Shepherd is a novel, in which the author creates a model for the Catholic Church. The author, Joseph Girzone, presents the reader with many changes that could be made to the Catholic Church. He writes on the possible impact of these changes and the attempts that certain Church members take to block them. In reading this book you will quickly ascertain that the author is very vivid
A living organization changes with time. Some part
A living organization changes with time. Some part
A living organization changes with time. Some parts of it may remain identical to that which was first constructed. Most parts will adapt to changes in the world, in society, and in mankind itself. If it does not change, it withers and dies. Organizations which fail to adapt to changes, whether they like it or not, tend to become shrunken relics of their original selves. They become mummified images of a once living creation. Such an organization is the Ku Klux Klan, better known as the KKK. The
Pro marijuana legalization groups such as the Phys
Pro marijuana legalization groups such as the Phys
Pro marijuana legalization groups such as the Physician\'s Association for AIDS Care, National Lymphoma Foundation argue that marijuana should be legalized in order to treat terminally ill patients. Among them are AIDS victims who find that marijuana stimulates their appetites so they can fight off dangerous emaciation; glaucoma sufferers who have used marijuana said it has prevented them from going blind, and cancer patients for whom it alleviates the severe nausea that is often accompanies che
Lord of the Flies
Lord of the Flies
Lord of the Flies Why do we choose the leaders that we do?: In the following paper, I\'m going to attempt to explain why it is that we choose the leaders in which we do. There are many various reasons why we pick certain individuals to lead us. The first one, which is in no relation to Loard of the Flies, is by being appointed. People are often predetermined leaders. One of the most obvious examples of this is royalty. For thousands of years, sons and daughters of royal famlies are given power w
Mahabharata
Mahabharata
Mahabharata The Mahabharata is the largest epic of the world as it has about 100,000 verses. The original author was Vyasa who tried to depict the Great War between the Pandavas and the Kauravas. Even in the English adaptation by William Buck it is nearly two hundred and fifty pages long, and jam-packed with action and important events. With that in mind, I went to write my book report, and suddenly had several pages of a report, instead of one. However, I feel that this is the best way to descr
ENGL444: BOOK CRITIQUE - Mark Poster’s The Mode o
ENGL444: BOOK CRITIQUE - Mark Poster’s The Mode o
ENGL444: BOOK CRITIQUE - Mark Poster’s The Mode of Information Maitiu Ward Mark Poster’s The Mode of Information can be seen as something of an attempt to establish a new discourse in socio-political theory. He does this mainly through the concerted criticism of several prominent philosophers, including Marx, Foucault, Derrida and Baudrillard. Typically, his prime concern with the bulk of most of these philosopher’s works is their tendency towards totalization, or their failure to adequately
Author Profile: Nathaniel Hawthorne
Author Profile: Nathaniel Hawthorne
Author Profile: Nathaniel Hawthorne Nathaniel Hawthorne, named after his father, was born on July 4, 1804 in Salem, Massachusetts. Four years after Hawthorne’s birth, his father died. This left his mother to take care of him and his two siblings. A very important event occurred to him at age nine when he injured himself severely, leaving him bed ridden. From that day forth, Hawthorne took an interest in reading and writing which blossomed into a great passion for literature. After high school, H
Next Of Kin
Next Of Kin
Next Of Kin The next of kin a documentation of mind matter and love. This book was very inspirational it gives you a whole new outlook on the experience and the feelings of animals. Trying to relate with how much Roger Fouts has accomplished in his life is unbearable he has had so many experiences that have been recorded in this book. It was the type of book that was hard to put down from the beginning. In the next few pages I will discuss parts of the book that really moved me and left an impre
Presumed Innocent
Presumed Innocent
Presumed Innocent Scott Turow writes an engrossing book based on love, obsession, and the legal system. In the beginning the protagonist character, Rusty Sabich, a District Prosecuting Attorney (P.A.) begins the story in first person speaking about what is expected of him as a P.A. His voice gives reason that he is unhappy and lacks faith in the legal system. Rusty has been accused of a horrible crime, rape and murder. Turow\'s story depicts a typical situation of a person being set up. The endi
The Unexpected
The Unexpected
The Unexpected by It was a Saturday morning, and I thought it would be a good time to go to the beach with my friends since I had nothing to do for the rest of the week. So I decided to call my best friend Sarah to see if she wanted to drive with me down to the beach Unfortunately, she had a wedding to go to, so she was not able to make it. I was a little disappointed, but I decided to go to the beach by myself. I left home at 3:30 p.m. and arrived at 5:00 p.m. to the beach house. Everything loo
“Thousand Cranes” by Yasunari Kawabata
“Thousand Cranes” by Yasunari Kawabata
Thousand Cranes by Yasunari Kawabata ILLUSTRATE THE ROLE WHICH MRS OTA AND HER DAUGHTER FUMIKO PLAY IN BRINGING ABOUT THE REFORMATION OF KIKUJIS CHARACTER TO COME TO TERMS WITH HIS PAST. IN WHAT WAYS (IF ANY) DOES THIS HELP HIM BECOME A BETTER PERSON? Kawabatas Thousand Cranes is a novel that puts little emphasis on story lines, placing more value on emotions, reflections, symbolism and such. The rather crude (at first sight) plot of this complicated piece of Japanese literature is concent
The Grapes of Wrath, written by John Steinbeck, is
The Grapes of Wrath, written by John Steinbeck, is
The Grapes of Wrath, written by John Steinbeck, is a story about a family’s epic Struggles of survival during the time of the depression. Tom, the eldest son of the Joad Family, finds himself in a unique when he must leave his home and head out to California with his family. As Tom and his family headed West on their journey, he found himself as the leader of the family after his grandpa had died and his father was not thinking straight. Throughout the journey, Tom and his mother took care of th
Frankenstein
Frankenstein
Frankenstein Protagonist: The protagonist in the novel is Victor Frankenstein. He is the main character who contends with the conflict in the novel. His decision to create life provides a problem that he attempts to escape but eventually marks his death. Antagonist: The antagonist in the novel is also the protagonist, Victor Frankenstein. Victor may have directed all of his hate and blame towards the monster he created, but is worst enemy lay within himself and his refusal to accept responsibili
Ryan Scadlock
Ryan Scadlock
Ryan Scadlock AP English Ms. Mertens Wuthering Heights Essay February 17, 2000 When Wuthering Heights was published it was blasted it’s contemporaries as obscene. They railed that Catherine and Heathcliff were the most immoral and in general worst people they had ever had the misfortune of reading about. Although Wuthering Heights has taken it\'s rightful place as masterwork of 19th century literature and Emily BrontÁ has receive credit for her work, it is still possible to see where the early a
Frankenstein
Frankenstein
Frankenstein Protagonist: The protagonist in the novel is Victor Frankenstein. He is the main character who contends with the conflict in the novel. His decision to create life provides a problem that he attempts to escape but eventually marks his death. Antagonist: The antagonist in the novel is also the protagonist, Victor Frankenstein. Victor may have directed all of his hate and blame towards the monster he created, but is worst enemy lay within himself and his refusal to accept responsibili
William Penn Adair Rodgers
William Penn Adair Rodgers
William Penn Adair Rodgers Will Rogers shaped provided many people with laughter throughout the early 1900\'s abroad and here in the United States through his many careers he chose. Will Rogers was born on November 4, 1879 in a home his father had built near the Verdigris River bottom lands in the Cooweescoowee District of Indian Territory. His parents were Mary and Clem Rodgers. They named there first son William Penn Adair Rodgers after a distinguished Cherokee, William Penn Adair, who served
The Unexpected
The Unexpected
The Unexpected by It was a Saturday morning, and I thought it would be a good time to go to the beach with my friends since I had nothing to do for the rest of the week. So I decided to call my best friend Sarah to see if she wanted to drive with me down to the beach Unfortunately, she had a wedding to go to, so she was not able to make it. I was a little disappointed, but I decided to go to the beach by myself. I left home at 3:30 p.m. and arrived at 5:00 p.m. to the beach house. Everything loo
Tennessee Williams (1911 – 1983)
Tennessee Williams (1911 – 1983)
Tennessee Williams (1911 – 1983) Thomas Lanier Williams was born on March 26, 1911 in Columbus, Mississippi. The second of three children, his family life was full of tension. His parents, a shoe salesman and the daughter of a minister, often engaged in violent arguments that frightened his sister Rose. In 1927, Williams got his first taste of literary fame when he took third place in a national essay contest sponsored by The Smart Set magazine. In 1929, he was admitted to the University of Miss
The Scarlet Letter
The Scarlet Letter
The Scarlet Letter Adultery, betrayal, promiscuity, subterfuge, and intrigue, all of which would make an excellent coming attraction on the Hollywood scene and probably a pretty good book. Add Puritan ideals and writing styles, making it long, drawn out, tedious, wearisome, sleep inducing, insipidly asinine, and the end result is The Scarlet Letter. Despite all these things it is considered a classic and was a statement of the era. The Scarlet Letter is a wonderful and not so traditional example
Adventures of Huck Finn
Adventures of Huck Finn
Adventures of Huck Finn The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain 1. In the novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Huck Finn was the main character. The story was told through his eyes, and most of the events that took place happened around him. But some of these events would not have happened without other main characters as well, like Jim, Tom Sawyer, the King, or the Duke. Huck’s personality at the start of the novel had changed gradually throughout the novel and until the end. At fir
Quote
Quote
Quote 1. I should not talk about myself if there were anybody whom I knew so well. (p.2, ln.1) 2. ... they are employed... laying up treasures which moth and rust will corrupt and thieves break through and steal. It is a fool’s life, as they will find when they get to the end of it, if not before. (p.3, ln.29) 3. The finest qualities of our nature, like the bloom on fruits, can be preserved only by the most delicate handling. Yet we do not treat ourselves nor one another thus tenderly. (p
In my report, I will discuss how the pyramids were
In my report, I will discuss how the pyramids were
In my report, I will discuss how the pyramids were built, what purpose they served, the three pyramids at Giza, some messages found on the stones that were used to build pyramids, and what a mastabas is. Pyramids are tombs built for Egypt\'s pharaohs. Pyramids are large structures with four sides that are the shape of a triangle, that meet at the top to form a point. The ancient Egyptians used the pyramids as tombs for the pharaohs and temples for their gods. The pyramids have one or two little
THE SOUND AND THE FURY William Faulkner's backgrou
THE SOUND AND THE FURY William Faulkner's backgrou
THE SOUND AND THE FURY William Faulkner\'s background influenced him to write the unconventional novel The Sound and the Fury. One important influence on the story is that Faulkner grew up in the South. The Economist magazine states that the main source of his inspiration was the passionate history of the American South, centered for him in the town of Oxford, Mississippi, where he lived most of his life. Similarly, Faulkner turns Oxford and its environs, my own little postage stamp of native so
The Crucible
The Crucible
The Crucible There are several similarities and differences between the 1996 movie The Crucible and the truth about what happened in the Salem Witch Trials. Even though there were differences between the movie The Crucible and the actual Salem Witch Trials, the movie summarized the trials very well. Ever since Increase Mather and thirteen or fourteen other pastors signed what was called the Cases of Conscience document, the village of Salem was in major controversy. The farms around there hadn’t
Positives and Negatives of the Utopian Society
Positives and Negatives of the Utopian Society
Positives and Negatives of the Utopian Society Sir Thomas More wrote a novel named Utopia about a country that existed only in his mind. More used the story to explore his views and feelings about politics and government. People still believe that the story holds truths that are relevant today even though More wrote Utopia during the Renaissance. Utopia contains information about More\'s vision of a perfect society. The Utopian government was able to overcome or prevent all problems facing the c
HHGttG
HHGttG
HHGttG The Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy is a wholly remarkable book. Thought many of the concepts are slightly abstract and obscure, the book itself is a truly great work. The basic idea is that the day we meet our adventurous crew is the single worst Thursday of Arthur Dents life. Sadly, it is not just Arthur who will be having a bad day. You see, it is this Thursday when the earth gets destroyed. Of all the billions of people on the planet, there was only one who knew what was to take pla
In the beginning of the novel, Michael Henchard se
In the beginning of the novel, Michael Henchard se
In the beginning of the novel, Michael Henchard sells his wife Susan and their baby daughter Elizabeth-Jane to a sailor for five guineas after drinking a great deal of rum-laced furmity--a sort of gruel made of wheat, milk, sugar, and spices. In the morning, Henchard regrets what he has done and searches the town for his wife and daughter. Unable to find them, he goes into a church and swears an oath that he will not drink any alcohol for twenty-one years, the same number of years he has been al