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Rachel Carson
Rachel Carson
Rachel Carson Hello, my name is Rachel Lousie Carson. I was born on a farm in Springdale, Pennsylvania on May 27, 1907. My mother, Maria McLean Carson was a dedicated teacher and throughout my childhood she encouraged my interests in nature and in writing. She also encouraged me to publish my first story A Battle in the Clouds in the St. Nicholas magazine while I was in fourth grade. After graduating from Parnassus High School, I enrolled into the Pennsylvania College for Women. I majored in Eng
Voltaire
Voltaire
Voltaire Francois Marie Arouet was born on November 21, 1694 in Paris. Voltaire was a nickname given to him and he became one of the greatest writers and philosophers b/c of his style, intelligence, and keen sense of justice. At the age of 16 he left school and made new friends. The Paris society enjoyed his company b/c of his cleverness, humor, and his ability to write verses. In 1717, Voltaire was arrested for writing a series of satirical verses ridiculing the French government, and was sent
The Lottery
The Lottery
The Lottery The Lottery, a short story written by Shirley Jackson, is a tale of disturbing evilness. The setting is a small village consisting of about 300 residents. On June 27th of every year the members of the community hold a village-wide lottery in which everyone is expected to participate. Throughout the story the reader gets an odd feeling regarding the residents. Although they are gathering for a lottery drawing there is an air of nervousness about the event. From start to finish there i
The Deft Touch of Catch 22
The Deft Touch of Catch 22
:The Deft Touch of Catch 22: Heller\'s Harmonious Unison of Comedy and Tragedy Since the dawn of literature and drama, comedy and tragedy have always been partitioned into separate genres. Certainly most tragedies had comedic moments, and even the zaniest comedies were at times serious. However, even the development of said tragicomedies left the division more or less intact. Integrating a total comedy and a total tragedy into a holistic union that not only preserved both features, but also blend
BOOK REVIEW
BOOK REVIEW
BOOK REVIEW The book I read was Leading With My Chin. The author is Bill Zehme. I enjoyed reading this book because of its excellent detail. I would definitely recommend this book to someone that is a Jay Leno fan or like to laugh a lot. This book talked about Jays past and all of the things he has accomplished in his long and fun filled life. It explained all the things that he did right and all the things that he did wrong. It talked about things that he would never say on television like his
“Boooooooring!” exclaimed Marisa bored
“Boooooooring!” exclaimed Marisa bored
Boooooooring! exclaimed Marisa bored witless during a mathematics lesson, whilst she threw her feet on the desk. Take your feet off the desk this instant young lady! shouted the hysterical Ms. Daemon as she had a swig of her coffee. Why should I? asked the arrogant Marisa, tossing her hair off her shoulder with a sly smile. Warning one, if you get a second warning youre in the focus room! Ms. Daemon was ready to cut Marisas throat out with a key, but was previously suspended for her
Occupation Investigation on becoming a Police Offi
Occupation Investigation on becoming a Police Offi
Occupation Investigation on becoming a Police Officer I respect police officers; I always have and always will. I have always looked up to and wanted to become part of the RCMP. The position of representing the law would bring out my pride to large extents that not even I could imagine. Police officers help to protect citizens and their property, maintain public peace, prevent and detect crime. They apprehend those who break the law, process court requirements, handle traffic problems, enforce r
Nicholas G.
Nicholas G.
Nicholas G. B.D. 5-3-82 Eighth Grade Examiner: Suzan Carter Testing Dates:7-13-97, 7-19-97, 7-23-97 The purpose of this report is to give Mr. and Mrs. G., Nicholas G.’s parents, a more complete and up to date picture of Nick’s academic skill levels. Nick is a neighbor of the examiner, and both parents and examinee have cherrfully volunteered Nick as testing subjuect for the examiner’s Diagnostic Testing class. Nicholas has been in the Special Day Class Program, attending Santa Barbara public sch
Chapter 1
Chapter 1
Chapter 1 The chapter begins with German soldiers at rest after fourteen days of fierce battle on the Western Front. A double ration of food has been prepared so the soldiers are eating their fill. Paul Baumer, the protagonist and narrator of the novel, watches in amazement as his friends, Tjaden and Muller, eat another helping; he wonders where Tjaden puts all the food, for he is as thin as a rail. Baumer is only nineteen years of age. He enlisted in the German infantry because Kantorek, his hi
A Comical Review of Blithe Spirit
A Comical Review of Blithe Spirit
A Comical Review of Blithe Spirit Blithe Spirit written by Noel Coward was first published in 1941. Noel Coward was known for his sophisticated comedies of modern life (Seymour, Smith 261). It is sophisticated yet hilarious to the readers. Seymour and Smith stated that Coward’s plays, are within their admittedly-but unashamedly-extremely narrow limits, accurate truthful, cynical and funny(261). It is one of the greatest farces ever written. Blithe Spirit is the story of Charles Condomine who l
J. D. Salinger
J. D. Salinger
J. D. Salinger The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it. -James Bryce* In 1945, a novel was published that would forever change the way society views itself. The book, entitled The Catcher in the Rye, would propel a man named Jerome David Salinger to fame as one of the most famous authors of the twentieth century. This same man, not ten years after the publication and while still in the peak of his career, would depart from this society- the one that he so greatly
The San Francisco Chronicle pronounced Mark Twai
The San Francisco Chronicle pronounced Mark Twai
The San Francisco Chronicle pronounced Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn his most notable and well written books. The Mississippi region is far better depicted in this novel than in his earlier Life on the Mississippi. An accurate account is made of the lifestyle and times of the Southwest nearly fifty years prior to the construction of the novel. Twain does a remarkable job enticing the reader into the adventures of two boys, Huck and Tom, and a runaway Negro, Jim, while also covert
Slaghterhouse Five, by Kurt Vonnegut, is a story a
Slaghterhouse Five, by Kurt Vonnegut, is a story a
Slaghterhouse Five, by Kurt Vonnegut, is a story about Billy Pilgrim\'s life as he lives in circular time frame. We bounce back and forth to the times of his marraige, time in Tralfamadore, and to the times in Dresden, Germany. It is a very well written book full of war criticism that makes you think about you\'re current position in life. Billy Pilgrim is purely one who can feel nothing and still get full credit for being alive. He tells the story in this book, as he gets thrown around into dif
While much of Emily Dickinson's poetry has been de
While much of Emily Dickinson's poetry has been de
While much of Emily Dickinson\'s poetry has been described as sad or morose, the poetess did use humor and irony in many of her poems. This essay will address the humor and/ or irony found in five of Dickinson\'s poems: Faith is a Fine Invention, I\'m Nobody! Who are you?, Some keep the Sabbath Going to Church and Success Is Counted Sweetest. The attempt will be made to show how Dickinson used humor and / or irony for the dual purposes of comic relief and to stress an idea or conclusion about he
The next day, Higgins and Pickering are just resti
The next day, Higgins and Pickering are just resti
The next day, Higgins and Pickering are just resting from a full morning of discussion when Eliza Doolittle shows up at the door, to the tremendous doubt of the discerning housekeeper Mrs. Pearce, and the surprise of the two gentlemen. Prompted by his careless brag about making her into a duchess the night before, she has come to take lessons from Higgins, so that she may sound genteel enough to work in a flower shop rather than sell at the corner of Tottenham Court Road. As the conversation pro
What history is to a nation, memory is to the indi
What history is to a nation, memory is to the indi
What history is to a nation, memory is to the individual. Both serve to locate us, to tell us who we are by reminding us of what we have been and done. And both, as Kazuo Ishiguro suggests, are open to selection, repression and revision. The Remains of the Day, Ishiguro\'s third novel, examines the intersections of individual memory and national history through the mind of Stevens, a model English butler who believes that he has served humanity by devoting his life to the service of a great man,
In 1939, on the eve of the Nazi Holocaust, the gre
In 1939, on the eve of the Nazi Holocaust, the gre
In 1939, on the eve of the Nazi Holocaust, the great German playwright Bertolt Brecht wrote Mother Courage and Her Children. For the setting of his play, he chose the Thirty Years\' War, the senseless 17th century European conflict that pitted Protestants against Catholics and laid waste to whole lands and peoples. Spanning the years 1618-1648, it was the most destructive war in European history until modern times. It was a war which seemingly no one wanted but which no one could stop once it ha
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
Humor was used in the medieval time period to expr
Humor was used in the medieval time period to expr
Humor was used in the medieval time period to express one\'s ideas and thoughts. Geoffrey Chaucer also used humor in The Canterbury Tales in different instances. In The Nun\'s Priest Tale and The Miller\'s Tale I will show you how he uses humor to describe characters, his use of language and the actual events that take place. In the Nun\'s Priest Tale there is a rooster named Chaunticleer. His name suggests a fine knight or noble prince. The description of a rooster as a noble prince in courtly
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
Theodor Seuss Geisel
Theodor Seuss Geisel
Theodor Seuss Geisel I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it\'s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life\'s realities. Dr. Seuss Theodor Seuss Geisel was born in Springfield Massachusetts in 1904. He went to Dartmouth College and Oxford University as an English Literature student. He started writing for the Jack\'o Lantern the Dartmouth College humor magazine,
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
Ronald Reagan presided over the United States from
Ronald Reagan presided over the United States from
Ronald Reagan presided over the United States from 1981 to 1989. Even though the country was experiencing major economic and social problems, he was popular for the majority of the time he was in office. Throughout his presidency, he and his administration worked continuously to build his image as a true American. Partially because of his image, the public ignored the rise in unemployment, the drop in salaries, the increase of people living in poverty, the increase of children born out of wedloc
What do most people think of when they hear the wo
What do most people think of when they hear the wo
What do most people think of when they hear the words Punk Rock? Some people may think of delinquents sporting dyed hair, leather jackets, and chains. Although this may be true among some punk rock enthusiasts, there is much more to punk music and culture. Punk rock is believed to have originated in Great Britain and other parts of Europe. Although there are no exact dates on punk’s creation, it is believed to have started in the late 60’s or early 70’s. Punk rock is a relatively new music trend
Poetry Analysis
Poetry Analysis
Poetry Analysis The poem, The Flea by John Donne is perhaps simply the seventeenth century’s version of a commonplace pickup line. However, in today’s society it offers a comical and conceivably ingenious if not simply creative method of wooing a fine, honorable lady into your bed. In overview, the poem is set with a young lady and her suitor. Conveniently, just as this gentleman is attempting to convince the object of his affection to sleep with him, a flea comes along and proceeds to bite him.
La dulzura engañosa del Amor
La dulzura engañosa del Amor
La dulzura engañosa del Amor Luis de Góngora, uno de los más bien conocidos poetas del siglo Barroco en España, es poeta cuyo poesía es lleno de color en la forma de figuras retóricas y tropos. La dulce boca es una tal obra. Góngora escribe este poema en el género del soneto, en su forma de catorce versos (dos cuartetos y dos tercetos) de once sílabas (a veces usando las sinalefas para obtenerlo). Su rima es consonancia, escrita ABBA ABBA CDE DCE: las A siendo convida, Ida, vida, y escondida; la
Chaos Vs. Order
Chaos Vs. Order
Chaos Vs. Order The short story by James Thurber, The Catbird Seat, describes a man, Mr. Erwin Martin, who is very precise and logical in everything he does including his job and how he reacts when his order is disrupted by a loud, meddlesome woman, Mrs. Ulgine Barrows, who has much persuasion with the company president, Mr. Fitweiler. Mr. Martin’s order is disrupted by this chaos in the company and he can not have it so he decides he must kill Mrs. Barrows to get things back the way they were
Barbara Mason
Barbara Mason
Barbara Mason Human Growth and Development Anne Brooks Lesson 11:Ages 65 on up: Late Adulthood The Results of Aging THEORIES OF WHY WE AGE Since research into aging is not guided by any one universally accepted theory, genetic, cellular, and physiological studies have yielded several hypotheses. Genetics The most popular genetic theory, the Error Theory, assumes that aging is the result of the accumulation of random genetic damage, or from small errors in the flow of genetic information. The dam
Stress
Stress
stress Psychological stress is a result of many factors and should be dealt with very carefully. Stress can be defined as a set of interactions between the person and the environment that result in an unpleasant emotional state, such as anxiety, tension, guilt, or shame (swin pg 1). Another way of putting it, is that there are somethings that put certain demands on us. The effects of stress should not be limited to unpleasant emotional states. Many studies have concluded that the effects on our
Exposition of
Exposition of
Exposition of Matt 6:19-21 Introduction: 1. You may want to turn in your New Testament to Matthew chapter six, and find verses nineteen through twenty-one. Matt. 6:19-21. 2. One manifestation of the Deity and Wisdom of Jesus is – with only a few words; He could penetrate through to the core of some subject or issue. A. Jesus knew man. B. He knew the tendencies, the temptations and the trials of man. C. And even today – He knows all about you; there is not anything about you Jesus doesn’t know; t
Peter Mitchell (1920 - 1992) : Chemiosmotic Hypoth
Peter Mitchell (1920 - 1992) : Chemiosmotic Hypoth
Peter Mitchell (1920 - 1992) : Chemiosmotic Hypothesis Peter Mitchell\'s 1961 paper introducing the chemiosmotic hypothesis started a revolution which has echoed beyond bioenergetics to all biology, and shaped our understanding of the fundamental mechanisms of biological energy conservation, ion and metabolite transport, bacterial motility, organelle structure and biosynthesis, membrane structure and function, homeostasis, the evolution of the eukaryote cell, and indeed every aspect of life in w
The Interpretation of Act V Scene I
The Interpretation of Act V Scene I
The Interpretation of Act V Scene I The Twelfth Night is a Shakespearean romantic comedy that is filled with plenty of humor and lots of deception. It is frequently read as a play about masking, about the conscious and unconscious assumption of false identities and about levels of self-knowledge and self-deception; this theme is played out prominently through Viola’s transsexual disguise (Kahn 43). The play is comprised of five acts and numerous scenes. However, I am only going to touch on one o
In Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, it is obvious that
In Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, it is obvious that
In Shakespeare\'s Twelfth Night, it is obvious that the oscillation of attitude, in the dual role played by the character of Viola/Cesario, gives her a better understanding of both sexes. It allows her to encompass a better discernment of the sentiments of the Duke, Orsino. Near the onset of the play, when Viola is assuming her male identity, she fashions an alternate self, giving her two masks. She takes on the Cesario identity in order to achieve more freedom in society. This is evident when,
A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a classic fairy tale
A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a classic fairy tale
A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a classic fairy tale of lovers and betrayers. This play has been called Shakespeare’s happiest comedy and it most definitely is. It is filled with humor and non-stop action. There are many different qualities in a ‘happy play’ that are clearly noticeable. For example, love that is for the best makes all plays happy and humor causes the audience to laugh and enjoy. Of course, every ‘happy play’ needs to have some kind of happiness in it. A Midsummer Night’s Dream is
Changes of Time: The Stereotypical Images of Black
Changes of Time: The Stereotypical Images of Black
Changes of Time: The Stereotypical Images of Blacks on Television Ever since television began in 1939, African Americans have been portrayed as maids, servants or clowns. These negative perceptions started to appear in sitcoms such as in Amos and Andy, who were the stereotypical backs who never took things seriously. All those views changed during the 1970’s when black sitcoms were becoming more reality based. Although blacks have been, and often still, portrayed in a negative way on TV, there h
Culture in ancient times was defined as “the
Culture in ancient times was defined as “the
Culture in ancient times was defined as the sum total of the equipment of the human individual, which enables him to be attuned to his immediate environment on the historical past on the other. It reflects in effect what humans have added to Nature. It comprises the spiritual, material, intellectual and emotional features of a society and includes, in addition to the arts and letters, the value systems, traditions, modes of life and beliefs of the society. It also absorbs from other cultures a
Perhaps one of the most complex pieces to the huma
Perhaps one of the most complex pieces to the huma
Perhaps one of the most complex pieces to the human puzzle is our sense of humor. A sense of humor not only involves intelligence and comprehension but also an array of emotions. It is not enough to just understand something humorous, but it is also necessary that an emotional and physiological response be able to occur for a person to have a sense of humor. However, though there is much involved in getting a joke, there are even more factors involved in telling a joke(Ziv 27). This is, unfo
Abuse
Abuse
Abuse Many people may never experience what it is like to be abused, or to feel hatred for a parent, but in Bastard Out Of Carolina, the reader gets to relive what it is like to be abused through the eyes of a child. This engrossing and wonderfully written story will open your eyes to the reality of child abuse. The story is told through the eyes of Ruth Anne Boatwright, a child brought into the world with an unknown father and a mother who struggled to bring her up properly in a situation bound
Ejti Stih de Fernandez de Cordova
Ejti Stih de Fernandez de Cordova
Ejti Stih de Fernandez de Cordova Ejti Stih de Fernandez de Cordova, a Yugoslavian-born and educated painter, resides and works in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Over the course of her active studio and exhibition career, she has exhibited her paintings throughout South America and Spain. Ejti, whom is fluent in several languages including English, lectured at the University of Georgia on Tuesday, September 21, 1999. This lecture was held in the M. Smith Griffith Auditorium in the Georgia Museum of Art. S
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
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
Marshall E. Beggs
Marshall E. Beggs
Marshall E. Beggs 1999-02-05 Hemingway’s Hero Of the segments of American society scarred by the anguish of the First World War, the damage was most severe amongst the younger generation of that time. Youthful and impressionable, these people were immersed headlong into the furious medley of death and devastation. By the time the war had ended, many found that they could no longer accept what now seemed to be pretentious and contradictory moral standards of nations that could be capable of such
Spenser(protagonist)-Spenser, a former boxer, is a
Spenser(protagonist)-Spenser, a former boxer, is a
Spenser(protagonist)-Spenser, a former boxer, is a private detective from Boston. He is a very down to earth man, who likes to have fun in his work. He is very humorous and takes life as a fun ride. There is a point in the story where a larger man who attempts to intimidate Spenser, who responds by taking the large man down with one kick, all the while laughing at the man. Susan-Spenser’s girlfriend who has a Ph.D. in psychology from Harvard. She is a clinical psychologist, who has been romantic
The poems ‘Mending Wall’ and ‘Home Burial’ are abo
The poems ‘Mending Wall’ and ‘Home Burial’ are abo
The poems ‘Mending Wall’ and ‘Home Burial’ are about division, both on a physical level and on a mental level. ‘Mending Wall’ on first reading is a very simplistic poem about the annual repairing of a wall but after closer reading we can see it has a darker meaning. The poem begins with a disjointed sentence, which immediately attracts the reader’s eye. ‘Something there is that doesn’t love a wall,’ The use of the word ‘Something’ arouses the reader’s curious nature to read on to find out what t
I very much enjoyed reading the short story I̵
I very much enjoyed reading the short story I̵
I very much enjoyed reading the short story Im a Fool. It was very readable and it made a lot of sense to me. I know exactly what the narrator was feeling and thinking in the story, as I have been in similar situations. There are often times when you feel that it is necessary to build yourself up in order to impress someone-usually a female for myself. I dont know why I do it or why other guys do it, but we certainly do. Perhaps it is to simply impress, or maybe to make me feel like I am an im
The purpose of this paper is to offer an analysis
The purpose of this paper is to offer an analysis
The purpose of this paper is to offer an analysis of the women characters in the works of John Steinbeck, with a special emphasis placed on Elisa Allen, the main character in his short story, The Chrysanthemums. Most of Steinbeck’s fiction is concerned with his native California, with the Great Depression and how people endured it, and with the deprivation that farm workers in the west suffered generally (Beegel et al. 54). Many of his novels and short stories take place in the Salinas area, a
Through much research I have found 3 advertisement
Through much research I have found 3 advertisement
Through much research I have found 3 advertisements for popular companies that range from well done to tasteless. Introduced first will be an ad that is done well and with taste. Then, an advertisement that seems to be done poorly and has a message that could be misunderstood by some people. Finally, a totally tasteless ad that has no right to be seen by anyone with manners. This first ad is from the Absolut Vodka company, although the product could be controversial, the actual content is simple
Christopher Tam 10/18/98 American Dream Great Gats
Christopher Tam 10/18/98 American Dream Great Gats
Christopher Tam 10/18/98 American Dream Great Gatsby Final DraftDREAM ONThen wear the gold hat&bounce for her too, Till she cry Lover, gold-hatted, high-bouncing lover, I must have you(1). This epitaph by Thomas DInvilliers, found at the beginning of The Great Gatsby, depicts the dream that Jay Gatsby tries to make a reality. While it embodies characteristics of the American Dream of rags to riches, it is also a moving dream of love and happiness. While Gatsby was a fraud, his life and death
In his essay, On The Bench, Robert Parker shows
In his essay, On The Bench, Robert Parker shows
In his essay, On The Bench, Robert Parker shows the trials and tribulations of trying to be both mentally and physically strong. He writes about how horrible it is being thin and weak, and having to hold on to his wife’s arm when it is windy out. I hope that this essay was intended to be humorous, because it did in fact make me laugh. The first thing that made me chuckle in this essay is the fact that he had his wife sign for his new set of weights. To read about a man that insecure about hims
In democratic ages men rarely sacrifice themselves
In democratic ages men rarely sacrifice themselves
In democratic ages men rarely sacrifice themselves for another, but they show a general compassion for all the human race. One never sees them inflict pointless suffering, and they are glad to relieve the sorrows of others when they can do so without much trouble to themselves. They are not disinterested, but they are gentle. - Alexis De Tocqueville (www.cybernation.com) Compassion is an innate quality that is found within human nature, and is expressed to those in the form of a helping hand to