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Dreaming in the 1960s
Dreaming in the 1960s
Dreaming in the 1960s In 1962, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said his most famous words: I have a dream. He was not the only one who felt this way. For many, the 1960s was a decade in which their dreams about America might be fulfilled. For Martin Luther King Jr., this was a dream of a truly equal America; for John F. Kennedy, it was a dream of a young vigorous nation that would put a man on the moon; and for the hippy movement, it was one of love, peace, and freedom. The 1960s was a tumultuous de
The American Civil War
The American Civil War
The American Civil War The purpose of this paper is to illustrate the events surrounding the end of the American Civil War. This war was a war of epic proportion. Never before and not since have so many Americans died in battle. The American Civil War was truly tragic in terms of human life. In this document, I will speak mainly around those involved on the battlefield in the closing days of the conflict. Also, reference will be made to the leading men behind the Union and Confederate forces. Th
The Civil War
The Civil War
The Civil War The civil war was doubly tragic because it was completely unnecessary. Slavery had been ended in other nations with the stroke of a pen, and yet in the mighty United States the country was willing to go to war over the issue of whether slavery should remain. The southerners felt that it was their constitutional right to own slaves and did not see a time when they should be required to give up that right. However, upon the election of Lincoln as President, the southerners felt threa
Proposition 215
Proposition 215
Proposition 215 There should have been a NO vote on Proposition 215! Marijuana is NOT a medicine! There currently exists controversy concerning smoking marijuana as a medicine. Many leaders and members of the public have been misled, by the well financed and organized pro-drug legalization lobby, into believing there is merit to their argument that smoking marijuana is a safe and effective medicine. A review of the scientific research, expert medical testimony and government agency findings show
 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
The JFK Conspiracy
The JFK Conspiracy
The JFK Conspiracy On November 22, 1963 President John F. Kennedy arrived in Dallas to a crowd of excited people lining the streets hoping to get a glimpse of the President. As his motorcade proceeded down Elm Street, Governor Connally\'s wife said, You can\'t say that Dallas isn\'t friendly to you today Mr. President. Upon that, John F. Kennedy, the thirty-fifth President of the United States was assassinated. The United States mourned the death of its young and inspiring President. It has been
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
Andrew English
Andrew English
Andrew English AP English Essay All My Sons Arthur Miller\'s All My Sons is a perfect example of a literary work that builds up to, and then reaches, an ending that simultaneously satisfies the reader\'s expectations and brings all the play\'s themes to a dramatic conclusion. As the past slowly bubbles up into the present, the reader begins to need certain confrontations - and certain judgments - to occur. The finale that Miller deftly crafted for this play is filled with a dramatic irony that l
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
In the novel, Whuthering Heights, Emily Bronte has
In the novel, Whuthering Heights, Emily Bronte has
In the novel, Whuthering Heights, Emily Bronte has created one of the most controversial novel in the 19th century. Bronte has written a novel that contains many views of complex ideas. Revenge and love revenge are examples of such. The main theme of revenge is protared through the character of Heathcliff. Heathcliff is also part of the theme of love accompanied by that of Cathy. The other half of the love theme is shown throught the actions of Hearton and Catherine. The intertwineing of the ide
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
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 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
In A Separate Peace by John Knowels, the value of
In A Separate Peace by John Knowels, the value of
In A Separate Peace by John Knowels, the value of dealing with your feelings and dealing with your enemies is shown by Gene Forester, a student in Devon during World War 2 dealing with few human enemies, but his emotions create a circumstance far greater than any human enemy. I never killed anybody, Gene had commented later in his adulthood, And I never developed an intense level of hatred for the enemy Gene had put many enemies into his own life. Gene had a best friend, his name was Finny, they
The novel The Great Gatsby is set during the 1920'
The novel The Great Gatsby is set during the 1920'
The novel The Great Gatsby is set during the 1920\'s on Long Island, New York. In the novel, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gatsby has a dream that a majority people would want to live. The dream is made up of things that may vary from one person to another, but it is still a basic dream for most people. Finding someone that you truly love and that truly loves you back is one part of the dream. Being happy is another. The final part is having wealth and being in the upper class of society. This dream t
As I opened the cover of The Jungle, I anticipated
As I opened the cover of The Jungle, I anticipated
As I opened the cover of The Jungle, I anticipated reading a tragic story about the cruelness inflicted upon a poor, working-class family. I had read an excerpt from the novel and had conversed with people who had read it; I thought the story was going to be solid, and perhaps even entertaining. I was incredibly wrong. The beginning of the story started out slow, as it was just another American Dream type story. Jurgis and family came to the States seeking a better life and freedom from their
In the Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, Mordecai R
In the Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, Mordecai R
In the Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, Mordecai Richler clearly intends to portray his main character as a failure. Duddy understands perfectly well that a man must pursue his dreams, which is why he is one of the most motivated young man of his time. From the moment Duddy hears his grandfather say, A man without land is nobody, he is prepared to seek the land of his dreams. This aspiration of Duddy’s is very respectable, but unfortunately his methods are totally inappropriate, and that leads
Matthew Sinrod
Matthew Sinrod
Matthew Sinrod Dr. Doyle Eng 102 5/5/98 Themes in The Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck was born in Salinas, California February 27th 1902. He was the third of four children and the only son of John Ernst Steinbeck II, manager of a flour mill, and Olive Hamilton Steinbeck, a former teacher. Steinbeck said of his youth, (We were poor people with a hell of a lot of land which made us think we were rich people, even when we couldn\'t buy food and were patched.) Steinbeck used the area where he grew up
In 1959, a rebel, Fidel Castro, overthrew the reig
In 1959, a rebel, Fidel Castro, overthrew the reig
In 1959, a rebel, Fidel Castro, overthrew the reign of Fulgencia Batista in Cuba; a small island 90 miles off the Florida coast. There have been many coups and changes of government in the world since then. Few if any have had the effect on Americans and American foreign policy as this one. In 1952, Sergeant Fulgencia Batista staged a successful bloodless coup in Cuba. Batista never really had any cooperation and rarely garnered much support. His reign was marked by continual dissension. After w
PREFACE
PREFACE
PREFACE The moral development of the Filipino youth is very crucial. Changes in society in terms of social responsibility, honesty, integrity, and justice need to be hastened. Regime after regime has come and gone but the Filipino has not taken stock himself and decisively say, I am for God, therefore, all my actions should support this conviction of mine. This fourth year Values Education Book recognizes the wisdom of the Department of Education, Culture and Sports to embark on a cognitive lear
Antigone
Antigone
Antigone Sophocles\' trilogy of Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone is a powerful, tragic tale that examines the nature of human guilt, fate and punishment. Creon, Oedipus\' uncle and brother-in-law, is the story\'s most dynamic character. His character experiences a drastic metamorphosis through the span of the three dramas. Creon\'s vision of a monarch\'s proper role, his concept of and respect for justice, as well as his respect for the design evolve considerably by the trilogy
In The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, many
In The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, many
In The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, many themes are enclosed; the most salient of these themes is related to the American Dream. The American Dream is based on the idea that any person, no matter what they are, can become successful in life by his or her hard work. The dream also embodies the idea of a self-sufficient person, an entrepreneur making it successful for themselves. The Great Gatsby is about what happened to the American Dream during the 1920s, an era when the dream had been
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
Comparative Essay #2
Comparative Essay #2
Comparative Essay #2 Compare and Contrast Macbeth and Lady Macbeth in terms of ambition, action and subsequent destruction Macbeth is one of Shakespeare’s darkest and most tragic works. Known as one his last four great tragedies, this play has been read and performed throughout the English-speaking world. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, although their characters may seem similar, they are in fact different in many aspects. The once noble Macbeth, as he was known before he walked down the dark path, wa
The character of Macbeth is a classic example of a
The character of Macbeth is a classic example of a
The character of Macbeth is a classic example of a Shakespearean tragic hero. There are many factors which contribute to the degeneration of Macbeth of which three will be discussed. The three points which contribute greatly to Macbeth\'s degeneration are the prophecy which was told to him by the witches, how Lady Macbeth influenced and manipulated Macbeth\'s judgment, and finally Macbeth\'s long time ambition which drove his desire to be king. Macbeth\'s growing character degenerates from a nob
The Crucible
The Crucible
The Crucible The Crucible, a play by Arthur Miller that was first produced in 1953, is based on the true story of the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. Miller wrote the play to parallel the situations in the mid-twentieth century. Some characters in the play have specific agendas carried out by their accusations, and the fact that the play is based on historical truth makes it even more intriguing. The characters in this play are simple, common people. The accused are charged and convicted of a crime
Farewell to Arms
Farewell to Arms
Farewell to Arms Ernest Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms holds the secret of a man (the author) who experiences many things and then changes them for in his writings. The main character of the novel, Frederic, experiences many of the same situations that Hemingway lived. He captures the inspiring trials and tribulations of a disillusioned man caught between love and war. Driving an ambulance on the Italian front of World War One, Frederick discovers his values as he realizes his love for Catheri
Crystal Barrey
Crystal Barrey
Crystal Barrey For some class on some date with some professor The Influence of Family and Friends on Poe Over the course of Poe’s forty year stay on Earth, he was exposed early to several key people who would have a profound impact on his writings. Though this idea in and of itself is not uncommon in literature, for Poe it went far beyond being merely influenced. Beginning at age 3 when he lost his parents, Poe was subjected to a difficult life that would later play heavily in his works. Betwee
Revenge in Julius Caesar
Revenge in Julius Caesar
Revenge in Julius Caesar Revenge. Revenge causes one to act blindly without reason. It is based on the principle of an eye for an eye, however this principle is not always a justified one to follow. In Julius Caesar, Antony seeks to avenge the death of Caesar. Antony acts on emotion which leads to the demise of Brutus, who is a noble man that does not deserve to be killed. Revenge is a central theme within Julius Caesar. This is demonstrated through Antony’s desire to avenge Caesar’s death, and
Romeo and Juliet A Tragic Play
Romeo and Juliet A Tragic Play
Romeo and Juliet A Tragic Play It is known that in Shakespeare’s tragedies main characters die in the end, and in his comedies people marry. Since Romeo and Juliet are a tragedy, Romeo and Juliet are going to die in the end. Some events have to lead to their deaths, and someone makes these events happen. The person(s) who started it all and did something that led to all the other events that caused the death of a pair of star-crossed lovers. The Capulets and Montagues would be most responsible f
Fall of Emily
Fall of Emily
Fall of Emily Life is fickle and most people will be a victim of circumstance and the times. Some people choose not to let circumstance rule them and, as they say, time waits for no man. Faulkner’s Emily did not have the individual confidence, or maybe self-esteem and self-worth, to believe that she could stand alone and succeed at life especially in the face of changing times. She had always been ruled by, and dependent on men to protect, defend and act for her. From her Father, through the man
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
The Inability to Provide for His Family, and Why i
The Inability to Provide for His Family, and Why i
The Inability to Provide for His Family, and Why it Drove Mr. Shimerda to Suicide My Antonia, by Willa Cather, is a novel about Jim Burden and his relationship and experiences growing up with Antonia Shimerda in Nebraska. Throughout the book Jim reflects on his memories of Nebraska and the Shimerda family, often times in a sad and depressing tone. One of the main ways Cather is able to provoke these sad emotions within the reader is through the suicide of Antonia\'s father, Mr. Shimerda. His dea
Oedipus Rex
Oedipus Rex
Oedipus Rex A man who is highly renowned and prosperous, but one who is not pre-eminently virtuous and just, whose misfortune, however, is brought upon him not by vice and/or depravity, but by some error of judgment or frailty. - Aristotle In Sophocles’ Oedipus The King, Oedipus, the main character who kills his father and marries his mother, undoubtedly qualifies as a tragic hero. According to Aristotle’s definition, a tragic hero must be highly renowned and prosperous. Oedipus was the Kin
OF MICE AND MEN
OF MICE AND MEN
OF MICE AND MEN KEY LITERARY ELEMENTS SETTING This book is set in two places. It starts beside a stream, close to the Salinas River, a few miles South of Soledad. It then moves to a ranch, where the major part of the story is set. At the end of the novel, the setting comes back to where it started. The stream introduces George and Lennie. They are on their way to a near-by ranch. The surrounding land is thick in vegetation and has its own wild life. Men frequent it, as there are ash piles made b
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
Amanda Fisher
Amanda Fisher
Amanda Fisher February 16, 2001 Bartleby, in Herman Melville’s short story Bartleby the Scrivener is a character who lives his life in utter isolation. However, it is obvious from the story that he does affect one person’s life. The narrator of the tale, an aged lawyer, is a caring figure, though not unlike most employers, keeps his distance and rationalizes each situation. He transformation into a sympathetic and affected character results solely from his rather limited relationship with his
Catch 22
Catch 22
Catch 22 Joseph Heller satirizes, among other matters, red tape and bureaucracy in his first novel, Catch-22. The novel concerns itself with a World War II bombardier named Yossarian who suddenly realizes the danger of his position and tries various means to extricate himself from further missions. Yossarian is driven crazy by the Germans, who keep shooting at him when he drops bombs on them, and by his American superiors, who seem less concerned about winning the war than they are about getting
According to Aristotle, a tragedy is a form of the
According to Aristotle, a tragedy is a form of the
According to Aristotle, a tragedy is a form of theater that replicates a solemn action with the intention of stirring dread and sympathy in the viewer. Sophocles’ Antigone and Arthur Miller’s All My Sons both fit into this category. Both stories consist of a tragic hero, Creon and Joe Keller in this instance. According to Aristotle’s Poetics, a tragic hero is someone not all good or all bad, and whose downfall is caused by a tragic flaw or hamartia. Later the hero comes to a realization of the
Avian Symbolism in The Awakening
Avian Symbolism in The Awakening
Avian Symbolism in The Awakening Kate Chopin consistently uses avian symbolism in the novel The Awakening to represent and Enlighten Edna Pontellier. She begins the novel with the image of a caged bird and throughout the story other birds and avian images appear representing freedom, failure, and choices that Edna, the story’s main character, must make. Throughout The Awakening Chopin uses flight and descriptions of birds to express the psychological state of mind of her main character, Edna Pon
Juvenile Psychopaths
Juvenile Psychopaths
Juvenile Psychopaths What is the super predator? He or she are young hypercriminals who are committing acts of violence of unprecedentedcoldness and brutality. This newest phenomena in the world of crime is perhaps the most dangerous challenge facing society and law enforcement ever. While psychopaths are not new, this breed of super criminal exceeds the scope of psychopathic behavior. They are younger, more brutal, and completely unafraid of the law. While current research on the super predator
Relocation Centers of Japanese-Americans
Relocation Centers of Japanese-Americans
Relocation Centers of Japanese-Americans (1942-1943) Throughout the spring and summer of 1942, the United States Government planned and carried out without serious incident, one of the largest controlled migrations in history. This was the migration of almost 110,000 men, women, and children of Japanese decent from their homes on the Pacific coast into ten wartime communities constructed in remote areas between the Sierra-Nevada Mountains and the Mississippi River. According to the United States
The Ineptitude of the American Dream
The Ineptitude of the American Dream
The Ineptitude of the American Dream The American dream has barely changed over the past century. The American dream has not changed because the people have not changed. The American dream represents a theory that many people follow. They believe in this theory and incorporate it within their lives. Most believe that one must become wealthy in order to meet success. The American dream is close to becoming reality because people have brought it so far. Nick Carraway, the narrator of F. Scott Fitz
The Impact of the Vietnam War on the People of Ame
The Impact of the Vietnam War on the People of Ame
The Impact of the Vietnam War on the People of America The Vietnam War was one of the most tragic wars in American history. The affects it had on the American people were tremendous. Even today many Americans have the frightening, unforgettable memories of the war. The war was accounted to be over in 1973, but Americans still suffer the aftershocks of a national trauma that has left the nation bitterly divided and estranged from its ideals. The painful memories will be eased, but they will never
Much debate and controversy surround the rise and
Much debate and controversy surround the rise and
Much debate and controversy surround the rise and fall of Richard the Third. It is hard to ignore such subjects due to the bonds and hidden reasons that many of the authors of the middle ages had towards Richard. In keeping an objective approach towards Richard III, the study of his rise and fall will be taken in the perspective of his royal acts and administration of England. Public sentiment over such things as the scandal surrounding the princes did have an effect over the rule of Richard, bu
Roe vs. Wade: The Decision and its Impact on Ameri
Roe vs. Wade: The Decision and its Impact on Ameri
Roe vs. Wade: The Decision and its Impact on American Society The Court today is correct in holding that the right asserted by Jane Roe is embraced within the personal liberty protected by the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. It is evident that the Texas abortion statute infringes that right directly. Indeed, it is difficult to imagine a more complete abridgment of a constitutional freedom than that worked by the inflexible criminal statute now in force in Texas. The question the
Sherman’s March to the Sea
Sherman’s March to the Sea
Sherman’s March to the Sea George M. Hovsepian December 14, 1998 Sherman’s March to the Sea On November 15th, 1864 Major-General William Tecumseh Sherman, commander of the Grand Army of the West, embarked on a raid which would become known as the march to the sea designed to cut a 60 mile wide swath from Atlanta to Savannah. Once in Savannah he would turn north through South and North Carolina and on into Virginia to help Grant defeat Lee at Richmond. As Sherman’s soldiers were leaving Atlanta,
Beowulf is the cornerstone of the medieval literat
Beowulf is the cornerstone of the medieval literat
Beowulf is the cornerstone of the medieval literature evolution. It is known as the basis for following epic stories of heroism, valor, and conflicts between man and himself. Beowulf was never actually written, therefore it does not have a credited author. It is said that this poem was passed through time by an oral poetic method. This simply means by word of mouth. Beowulf was finally placed into its actual poetic form by and unknown poet. The poem was performed for many years by what is called
All Quiet on the Western Front
All Quiet on the Western Front
All Quiet on the Western Front All Quiet on the Western Front Erich Maria Remarque\'s All Quiet on the Western Front is one of the greatest war novels of all time. It is a story, not of Germans, but of men, who even though they may have escaped shells, were destroyed by the war. The entire purpose of this novel is to illustrate the vivid horror and raw nature of war and to change the popular belief that war is an idealistic and romantic character. The story centers on Paul Baümer, who enlists in
On Friday, November 22nd, 1963 the 35th President
On Friday, November 22nd, 1963 the 35th President
On Friday, November 22nd, 1963 the 35th President of the United States of America, John Fitzgerald Kennedy was assassinated. This unfortunate tragedy has created more controversy than any other single event. Today, the people of the United States of America are asking the same questions that the people who witnessed this tragic event. Who did it? Why did they do it? Was there a cover up? In this essay I will try to show who had a motive to assassinate President John F. Kennedy. When President Ke