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Today, in all schools alike, there is an emphasis
Today, in all schools alike, there is an emphasis
Today, in all schools alike, there is an emphasis placed on student leadership, success, and achievement. Children are repeatedly told from elementary school through college, that with hard work and dedication anything is possible and they have the potential for greatness. This notion, in and of itself is not potentially harmful to a child, however, when greatness is defined in terms of power and money, a warped view of the important factors in life is created. Not every person desires to be a l
The novel The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorn
The novel The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorn
The novel The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne was an objective description of the life of Hester Prynne, an adulteress. The novel does not go into specific details of the thoughts of the woman except to describe the tragic nature of her character. Tragedy faces the fact that not everything in life ends happily. Therefore, tragedy raises questions about morality; what is considered right or wrong, the meaning of human existence, and the control human beings have over their own actions. Hest
Tour of America
Tour of America
Tour of America In the early 1880’s, when Aestheticism was the rage and despair of literary London, Wilde established himself in social and artistic circles by his wit and flamboyance. Soon the periodical Punch made him the satiric object of its antagonism to the Aesthetes for what was considered their unmaculine devotion to art and in their comic opera Patience. Wilde agreed to lecture in the United States and Canada. Wilde was given the paradoxical opportunity to characterize and popularize th
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DEEEE-FENSE.
DEEEE-FENSE. And it ended with two astounding victories by the American Football League when the brash Joe Namath helped the New York Jets win Super Bowl III and the powerful Kansas City Chiefs spoiled the NFL\'s golden anniversary celebration by winning Super Bowl IV, and positioned pro football for its last great realignment. That second quarter century began when the Cleveland Rams found a wonderful tailback at UCLA named Bob Waterfield whose gorgous movie star wife Jane Russell elicited more
African American Community
African American Community
African American Community By 1945, nearly everyone in the African American community had heard gospel music (2). At this time, gospel music was a sacred folk music with origins in field hollers, work songs, slave songs, Baptist lining hymns, and Negro spirituals. These songs that influenced gospel music were adapted and reworked into expressions of praise and thanks of the community. Although the harmonies were similar to those of the blues or hymns in that they shared the same simplicity, the
April Robinson
April Robinson
April Robinson Dr. Robbins Exposition & Report Writing 620:015 21 February 2000 Bach: Life and Music He was a musical genius with thousands of musical compositions written in his lifetime. He spent his life in Germany, primarily Leipzig, and worked at a school for the city. He is considered to be one of the greatest musical composers, and composed till the day he died. An unruly youth who greatly disliked authority, he had a strong will and mind of his own. Well liked with many friends, yet no o
Gianmarco Guglielmi
Gianmarco Guglielmi
Gianmarco Guglielmi Local church Italian scholars said Tuesday that they may have discovered an early version of a Michelangelo statue of Christ, discarded by the painstaking artist for a flaw in the marble. RAI state TV showed pictures Tuesday evening of the possible Michelangelo, depicting a sorrowful Christ with the cross. The recognized final version of the statue is at the church of St. Mary over Minerva in Rome. But scholars took note of the look a like at a church at Bassano Romano outsid
ALFRED HITCHCOCK
ALFRED HITCHCOCK
ALFRED HITCHCOCK He was known to his audiences as the \'Master of Suspense\' and what Hitchcock mastered was not only the art of making films but also the task of taming his own imagination. Director of many works such as Vertigo, Psycho, The Birds and The 39 steps, Hitchcock told his stories through intelligent plots, witty dialogue and tales of mystery and murder. In doing so, he inspired a new generation of film makers and revolutionized the thriller film, making him a legend around the world
INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION Jack London (1876-1916) was easily the most successful and best-known writer in America in the first decade of the 20th century. He is best known for his books, The Call of the Wild, White Fang, and The Sea-Wolf, and a few short stories, such as To Build a Fire and The White Silence. He was a productive writer whose fiction traveled through three lands and their cultures such as the Yukon, California, and the South Pacific. His most famous writings included war, boxing stories, and
Ever do something stupid to impress someone? Throu
Ever do something stupid to impress someone? Throu
Ever do something stupid to impress someone? Throughout a person’s life they will do something very ignorant or say something very stupid hundreds of times. Most of the time it is because they are trying to impress somebody or change their ways to make someone or others accept them. The story Haunting of Hill House has great examples of people changing just to fit in. The author Shirley Jackson, who died in 1965, was one of the most brilliant writers of her time. She was widely acclaimed for h
Briar Rose
Briar Rose
Briar Rose In a nutshell: Briar Rose is the story of the Holocaust intertwined with the fairy tale of Sleeping Beauty. The story begins with the death of the Gemma, the grandmother of Becca. Through out Becca’s life Gemma told the story of Sleeping Beauty many times to her. Now, however, after making a promise to her grandmother, to find her past, the once insignificant fairy tale might be a clue to her actual past. Before her grandmother\'s death Becca had vowed to fulfill her grandmothers pr
Walt whitman
Walt whitman
walt whitman A World of Politics Thesis: Walt Whitman was a man who used his thoughts on political issues concerning the Civil War within his writings because of many experiences he had encountered. Whenever ever the term political writing comes up, most people would think of Walt Whitman. Walt Whitman was one of the most popular political writers of all times. Nearly everyone agrees that Walt Whiman is America s greatest poet (Unger 331). Whitmans ideas and attitudes were chiefly those of the
Describe how social conditions were conveyed by an
Describe how social conditions were conveyed by an
Describe how social conditions were conveyed by any 19th Century Author. Charles (John Huffam) *censored*ens born at Portsea near Portsmouth on 7th February 1812. Dickens had some schooling, but his real education was the streets of London. All the best scenes in his later novels deal with London Characters. Dickens appealed to social consciousness to overcome social misery. His immense popularity gave importance to his attacks on the abuses of the law - courts and schools who object was not the
When you hear the term Romanticism, wouldn’t you t
When you hear the term Romanticism, wouldn’t you t
When you hear the term Romanticism, wouldn’t you think of something that has to do with romance? That is what I thought when I first heard the word, but I was foolishly mistaken. Romanticism dealt with placing central importance upon the emotions and upon the individual. This time period only lasted about thirty years but greatly changed the and influenced the country in which we live in today. In the following composition, I will discuss the ideas of Romanticism and three famous writers of this
In Chaucer’s day women were thought of in lesser r
In Chaucer’s day women were thought of in lesser r
In Chaucer’s day women were thought of in lesser regard than men. Their positions in the community were less noble and often displeasing. The Canterbury Tales, written by Chaucer, is about a pilgrimage to Canterbury. Along with the narrator (Chaucer), there are 29 other Canterbury pilgrims. Not surprisingly, only three of them are women: the Prioress, the associate of the Prioress, and the Wife of Bath. Each traveler is to tell two tales to make the journey to Canterbury and back more enjoyable.
Edith Wharton: A brief personal history and overvi
Edith Wharton: A brief personal history and overvi
Edith Wharton: A brief personal history and overview of literary achievements The cultural advancement of the 1920\'s has many important literary figures associated with it. Names such as T.S. Elliot, Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald are some of the better-known names. Edith Wharton is one of the less known of the period, but is still a formidable writer. This paper will explore Ms. Wharton\'s life and history and give a brief background surrounding some of her more popular novels. Ms. W
Nathan LaFollette
Nathan LaFollette
Nathan LaFollette During the first battle of Bull Run the Union troops ran in full retreat back to Washington DC. During this time General Lee told president Davis that give him ten thousand troops and he would capture Washington DC, Davis thought he was kidding and just laughed him off. Had Davis not been mistaken our country might very well be split in half. That is just one of the massive blunders the South committed during the war. Some of the other problems the South had during the war was
Many authors have made great contributions to the
Many authors have made great contributions to the
Many authors have made great contributions to the world of literature. Mark Twain introduced Americans to life on the Mississippi. Thomas Hardy wrote on his pessimistic views of the Victorian Age. Another author that influenced literature is Edgar Allan Poe. Poe is known as the father of the American short story and father of the detective story. To understand the literary contributions of Edgar Allan Poe, one must look at his early life, his literary life, and a summary of two of his famous wor
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
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
It is often said that when considering a work of g
It is often said that when considering a work of g
It is often said that when considering a work of great literature, the title of such work can be just as important as the context of the story. Authors time and again wait until they have completed the context of their work to give it a title as to make sure this chosen title is the best possible representation of their work. Stated equally as often is that the significance of some of these titles is easy to recognize while in other titles, the significance is only developed gradually. The latte
In A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens created tw
In A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens created tw
In A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens created two of the most contrasting characters ever put into a book. One is the bloodthirsty Madame Defarge, and the other is the self-abnegating Sydney Carton. Madame Defarge is a peasant who seeks revenge on all aristocrats who cross her path. Sydney Carton is a man who is willing to do anything for the love of his life. While the actions of these two characters clearly show their differences, what drives each character is quite similar. From Madame Defa
A Feminist Reading of D.H. Lawrence’s
A Feminist Reading of D.H. Lawrence’s
A Feminist Reading of D.H. Lawrence’s The Rocking Horse Winner The man that does not know sick women does not know women. - S. Weir Mitchell The Rocking Horse Winner is the story of a boy’s gift for picking the winners in horse races. An omniscient narrator relates the tale of a boy whose family is always short of money. His mother is incapable of showing love and is obsessed with the status that material wealth can provide. This paper will explore the premise that D.H. Lawrence presented the
Use of Irony in Oedipus Rex
Use of Irony in Oedipus Rex
Use of Irony in Oedipus Rex Many sources tell us that Sophocles wrote more then one hundred plays, but only seven of them have survived the centuries in their entirety. Certainly the best known of his surviving plays is Oedipus Rex. The plot of the play hinges on the element of irony. Irony can be defined as a combination of circumstances or a result that is the opposite of what is or might be expected or considered appropriate, (Guralnik, Webster\'s, 1968, p. 745). Irony is one of the prevailin
Sympathetic Hemingway
Sympathetic Hemingway
Sympathetic Hemingway The most striking feature of the short story Hills Like White Elephants is the manner in which it is told. It is not typical in the classical sense with an introduction, a development of the story and an end. Instead, we get some time in the life of two people, as if it were just a piece of a film where we have a lot to deduce. This tale does not get everything done for the reader; we only see the surface of what is going on. It leaves an open end because readers can have
The Pamphleteers Protestant Champion: Viewing Oliv
The Pamphleteers Protestant Champion: Viewing Oliv
The Pamphleteers Protestant Champion: Viewing Oliver Cromwell Through the Media of his Day The years between 1640 and 1660 witnessed in England a greater outpouring of printed material than the country had seen since the first printing press had begun operating in the 1470s.1 The breakdown of government and Church censorship in the early 1640s was almost total until the mid-1650s when Oliver Cromwell as Lord Protector reimposed some controls. Not until the return of the Stuarts and their royal c
He was called ‘ Shakespeare in Harlem,’ The blue
He was called ‘ Shakespeare in Harlem,’ The blue
He was called ‘ Shakespeare in Harlem,’ The blues poet, the ‘Simple’ man on the street, The voice of Black Harlem (Tolson 1) Possessing qualities unlike any other, Langston Hughes believed that there was no difference between the common experiences of Black America and his own personal experiences. His life and work were enormously important in shaping the artistic contributions of the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920 ‘s (Tolson 1) Hughes wrote vividly about the life, luxury, and hardships
Storytelling in a Modern World
Storytelling in a Modern World
Storytelling in a Modern World We humans are all storytellers, or story-listeners, or both. That\'s a crucial element of our humanity. Passing down the generations, constantly changing under the pressure of altering circumstances, stories link humanity together in chains of narrative. Odysseus sets out on the wine-dark sea, fights ferocious monsters, endures endless hardships, and eventually finds his way home; and so does Tim O’Brien in The Things They Carried; and so do many thousands of other
1.) There are 4 types of development. Physical dev
1.) There are 4 types of development. Physical dev
1.) There are 4 types of development. Physical development covers the learning of the ability to walk. It also encompasses all muscle development, and the idea that the person generally becomes more physically efficient over time. Cognitive development deals with the development of a way to think. For example, an infant tends to over generalize information. If he sees an animal and is told that it is a dog, any furry animal with 4 legs and a tale will be considered a dog. As cognitive developmen
Macbeth: Tragedy or Satire?
Macbeth: Tragedy or Satire?
Macbeth: Tragedy or Satire? William Shakespeare wrote four great tragedies, the last of which was written in 1606 and titled Macbeth. This tragedy, as societal critics of yesterday’s literary world consider, scrutinizes the evil dimension of conflict, offering a dark and gloomy atmosphere of a world dominated by the powers of darkness. Macbeth, more so than any of Shakespeare\'s other tragic protagonists, has to face the powers and decide: should he succumb or should he resist? Macbeth understan
Besides being a powerful work written by Shakespea
Besides being a powerful work written by Shakespea
Besides being a powerful work written by Shakespeare, Macbeth was also a gruesome tragedy about the deaths of many people including Macbeths wife. For a person that lived through such tough circumstances, the fact that Macbeth chose to describe life as a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing is no surprise. Macbeth was a corrupt man given different perspectives on life than most normal people. Life is not a tale told by an idiot, but a truly splendid gift given f
The Signifigance of Irony, Metaphor, and Reverasal
The Signifigance of Irony, Metaphor, and Reverasal
The Signifigance of Irony, Metaphor, and Reverasal of Situation in Oedipus Rex Oedipus Rex is a tragedy of a man who attempts to flee a prophecy out of fear of what the future may hold for him, and in doing so blindly falls straight into his tragic fate. The use of literary devices in this play such as irony, metaphor, and reversal of situation in this play help to weave Sophocles’ masterpiece tragedy in to a work of art to be appreciated for centuries to come. The literary artwork of Oedipus Re
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
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
Tarenah Henriques
Tarenah Henriques
Tarenah Henriques Dec. 10, 1998 Period 4 Louis Armstrong Born in August 1901 (not Independence Day 1900, as he was always told and believed), Louis Armstrong sang on the New Orleans streets in a boyhood quartet and in 1913 was admitted to the Colored Waifs\' home for firing a gun into the air. In the home he learned the trumpet, and within four years was challenging every trumpet king in his home town, from Freddie Keppard to Joe Oliver, his first father-figure, whom he replaced in Kid Ory\'s ba
REBEL OF THE UNDERGROUND
REBEL OF THE UNDERGROUND
REBEL OF THE UNDERGROUND The Life and Works of Tupac Amaru Shakur Both Tupac and Amaru are words of Inca origin. Together they mean, shining serpent. Shakur means thankful to God, from the Arabic language. Tupac, commonly known as America\'s most controversial rapper was labeled a gangster rapper and one of the largest figures in the rap community. He was always known for doing what he wanted and not caring what others thought of him. His life symbolized what a lot of people have gone through.
INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION Hitler was an incredibly gifted person. He was an intelligent speaker, as he managed to sway 14.7 million people to vote for him even though his ideas were unpopular. Hitler was able to take over half of Europe with a country that was heavily in debt and had poor morale. He even negotiated to surpass all levels of government and declare himself dictator. Hitler was a gifted painter although most, if not all, of his works were never published. His paintings were done in watercolors a
From a sociological perspective, explanations for
From a sociological perspective, explanations for
From a sociological perspective, explanations for criminal- ity are found in two levels which are the subculture and the structural explanations. The sociological explanations emphasize aspects of societal arrangements that are external to the actor and compelling. A sociological explanation is concerned with how the structure of a society or its institutional practices or its persisting cultural themes affect the conduct of its members. Individual differences are denied or ignored, and the expl
Feminist Backlash: The Unconscious
Feminist Backlash: The Unconscious
Feminist Backlash: The Unconscious Undermining of Genuine Equality American people come in a variety of shapes and sizes; their thoughts, fears, and convictions differ widely. It is usually necessary for Americans to choose a status in politics and community; but it is obvious that among specific groups and organizations, a person’s beliefs and opinions differ dramatically from the next. Feminist groups, specifically in the last twenty years, have announced their view of membership as an elite g
CHARLIE CHAPLIN
CHARLIE CHAPLIN
CHARLIE CHAPLIN The most successful comedian of all time went by the name of Charlie Chaplin. It was said by many that Charlie Chaplin was the creator of comedy, while others considered him a genius. Charlie Chaplin could make people laugh even with no sound. And even though his films were black and white he put a lot of color into everyone\'s life. Charlie Chaplin was a man with many talents and despite his rough childhood he strived to become the legend he is today The creator of comedy was bo
 THE LIFE AND WORKS OF JAMES WELDON JOHNSO
 THE LIFE AND WORKS OF JAMES WELDON JOHNSO
ÿ THE LIFE AND WORKS OF JAMES WELDON JOHNSON James Weldon Johnson was a writer, diplomat, professor, and editor,who also described himself as a man of letters and a civil rights leader. Even though, he is no longer living, James Weldon Johnson has left much abouthis contributions to African American literature. Johnson was born June 17,1871 in Jacksonville, Florida to James and Helen Louise (Dallied) Johnson. Johnson’s father, James Johnson, was born a freeman and was of mixed ancestry. He was a
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
It was a typical August afternoon for Florida. Tem
It was a typical August afternoon for Florida. Tem
It was a typical August afternoon for Florida. Temperatures simmered in the eighties and the humidity was so thick you could cut it with a knife. My mother was outside gardening and I stuck my head out the front door to ask her how she could endure the heat. She replied, I won\'t be long, I just want to get these ferns planted. My mother has never demonstrated a talent for gardening, nor a desire. She was covered from head to feet with potting soil and surrounded by her miniature gardening tools
In everyone’s life there will be peaks and valleys
In everyone’s life there will be peaks and valleys
In everyone’s life there will be peaks and valleys. What happens when a boy peaks before he has even had the chance to be a man? Can he be content to live in his remembrances of the past even though he seemingly has no future? John Updike’s poem, Ex-Basketball Player, suggests that whether happy or not, both the man and the town he lives in need those remembrances. They need them so much, in fact, that the man and town become dependant on each other for reaffirmation of the past. The poem is bui
The Merchant of Venice is a controversial play amo
The Merchant of Venice is a controversial play amo
The Merchant of Venice is a controversial play among experts of Shakespeare. This play has been argued by some to be a comedy. This is because there is a lot of comic relief and the story has a happy ending. Others consider the play to be a tragedy because of Shylock’s character. He is very much like a character of a tragedy as in Phaedra. Still other experts use the term tragicomedy. Personally I think that the last definition is the best one to describe this play. There are several factors t
Billie Holiday
Billie Holiday
Billie Holiday Hi, I am Eleanor Fagan Gough, or most of you know me as Lady Day or Billie Holiday. I am known, as one of America\'s most memorable and influential singers of all time. I was born in Baltimore, in a run down apartment, in 1915. My mother had a very unsteady, low paying job, and my father ran out on us when I was very young. I had no choice but to try and find a way to make money for my mother and I. This led me to become a singer and a well-known legend. I am influential, people s
ADOLF HITLER
ADOLF HITLER
ADOLF HITLER Adolf Hitler changed the course of history. His childhood strongly shaped his personality. There were many deciding factors that determined the kind of person Hitler finally became. Adolf\'s father was Alois, an illegitimate child, his mother was Marie Schickulgruber. Alois took his fathers name Hitler before Adolf was born. Alois was already a successful border guard when he was 18, and later became an Austrian customs official. He retired in 1849 after 40 years of service. He was
The Manhattan Project
The Manhattan Project
The Manhattan Project In the months following the bombing of Pearl Harbor the Manhattan Project--the name given to the atomic bomb program because its original offices were in Manhattan--grew very quickly. And although the Army had been involved since June of 1942, it was just beginning to realize that someone was going to have to be put in overall charge. The man chosen was Leslie Richard Groves, a 46-year-old colonel in the Army Corps of Engineers. While he was a competent engineer, Groves was
Stanford White
Stanford White
Stanford White Stanford White, the son of Richard Grant White a noted writer, editor, music critic, and Shakespearean scholar, was born in New York City on November 9, 1853. As a boy, he showed a talent and interest in drawing and the arts, which was greatly encouraged by his family. Although he had no formal training in art, he attended private schools and studied under tutors, Stanford White demonstrated a remarkable artistic gift; he was able to convey an outdoor atmosphere or a particular mo
For the past two hundred years, Wolfgang Amadeus M
For the past two hundred years, Wolfgang Amadeus M
For the past two hundred years, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart\'s death has been shrouded in mystery. Some say his great rival, Antonio Salieri, or the Freemasons murdered him. Others say he was simply exhausted. And some believe he died from sickness. It has been established that Mozart suffered from various illnesses, which no doubt contributed to his death. But some researchers have concluded that physical and mental exhaustion greatly affected Mozart, and contributed to his early death. These resea