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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
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
Book Analysis
Book Analysis
:Book Analysis: Lord of The Flies Why is it that when people are placed in situations where sanity and reason are the keys to survival, people go crazy and end up ruining their chances to live? All that they needed to ensure a chance for their rescue was the fire. I don\'t see what is so hard about that. The fire gives off smoke, they then see the smoke as a signal showing inhabitants on the island, then passers-by will go and search for them. Plain and simple! Why did you require us to read this
Music is central to my life. Without music, the wo
Music is central to my life. Without music, the wo
Music is central to my life. Without music, the world would be naked, cold, and quiet. Music can set the rhythm for a long day of work, the mood for a date, for a party, for your whole life. It can wrap you in a blanket of comfort when you are lonely, or inspire you when you are down. Music is a vehicle for expressing love, telling a story, or showing happiness. My love for music has grown immensely throughout the past few years and continues to grow without bounds. Playing musical instruments,
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
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
-By Zachary Anderson
-By Zachary Anderson
-By Zachary Anderson ...In one part of our being, a thousand years. By the animal instinct that is awakened in is we are led and protected. It is not conscious; it is far quicker, much more sure, less fallible, than consciousness. One cannot explain it(56). On the battlefield of any war, past or present one would think any soldier had felt that sense of survival at one point or another. This could be named impulse acted on by fear, nervousness, or as the quote defined it, instinct in violence.
Sir Gawain existed in late medieval England, where
Sir Gawain existed in late medieval England, where
Sir Gawain existed in late medieval England, where romance and folklore was prevalent, while Beowulf lived in the times when the Anglo-Saxon’s migrated, hence the narrator’s visions both differed from what they believed constituted a true hero. Beowulf written as an epic poem, dictates the idea of a hero as someone who is viewed as a savior to his people. Beowulf has one duty: he must fight to win. If he succeeds, he is a hero, if he fails he would be viewed a failure. The narrator illustrates
Nicaragua: No Pasaran
Nicaragua: No Pasaran
Nicaragua: No Pasaran Major Essay Task In the documentary Nicaragua: No Pasaran, David Bradbury has presented a biased impression of reality, and has used many techniques to present this reality to the viewer. The aim of the documentary is to cause the viewer to feel sympthatetic to the Sandanista\'s and become distanced and anti towards the Americans. Both these two parties are portrayed very differently to achieve Bradbury\'s desired viewer positionment. The start of the documentary presents t
Caligula: The Madness of a Goat
Caligula: The Madness of a Goat
Caligula: The Madness of a Goat Many studies have been made on the emperor Gaius Caesar Augustus Germanicus, or Caligula. He was professed to be the maddest, and cruelest of all Roman emperors. As emperor, Caligula put the imperial treasury in severe debt, performed acts of insanity, and committed scandalous sexual acts. The ludicrous deeds he participated in, and carried out left the Roman Empire in infamy. During the reign of Tiberius, the captain of his bodyguards Sejanus began a campaign o
A Time Of Turbulence
A Time Of Turbulence
A Time Of Turbulence By Natasha All was quite on the land, peace was wide spread. The grass shuffled with the gentle wind on the vast land of Cuzco. The Incas, were said to have lived there, ruled by a loving, yet firm hand. A Proxy, ruled their clan. When they conquered they did no harm. But melted into one. No bloodshed, but unity surpassed the violence of their human hearts. In the steep mountain sides did they farm, the work was agonizingly rigorous and dizzyingly high. Yet they not only per
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
CYBELE
CYBELE
CYBELE Cybele, officially known as Mater Deum Magna Idea (Great Idean Mother of the Gods). The Great Mother was especially prominent in the art of the empire. She usually appears with a mural crown and veil, seated on a throne or in a chariot, and accompanied by two lions. Cybele was the Phrygian form of the nature deity of all Asia Minor, she was a universal mother, parent not only of the gods but also human beings and beasts. She was called the Mountain Mother, and special emphasis was placed
Creating the Past
Creating the Past
Creating the Past Ancient Egyptians and Norsemen along with all other cultures believe that the world and all that lies there in was created by a Supreme Being or force. For most people faith alone is not enough to base their very existence on; people want to know why, how, and all of the details. It is only human nature for a person to be curious and want to know why something happened the way it did. Curiosity is the reason the Egyptians and Norsemen began to write or create myths and deities.
The deafening roar of metal beasts greets me every
The deafening roar of metal beasts greets me every
The deafening roar of metal beasts greets me every day, As the fac’try doors I open wide, Remembrin’ what my mother always used to say, I slowly saddened make my way inside. I take my place along the line, as routine as can be, Retrieve my needle and my off white thread, Felling trapped, wishing to live free, While questions, ‘why?,’ ‘what if?,’ soar through my head. You go out there and do your stuff, Mom told me every morn’. She smiled proudly, then she’d hug me tight. Don’t be late, and co
The Mormon Faith: A Myth
The Mormon Faith: A Myth
The Mormon Faith: A Myth During the early 1800s many new religious sects were growing in the United States. Religious denominations tried to spread their unique set of beliefs. Joseph Smith found a new church based on revelation that was translated into The Book of Mormon. The work tells a story of a prophet named Lehi who sailed to North America from Palestine in 600 BC. Lehi\'s sons became bitter rivals and each formed a powerful army. Their followers, the Lamanites and Nephites, named after t
The mark of the Beast
The mark of the Beast
The mark of the Beast At the time when all would have fully matured in either submission to God or rebellion against Him, Christ will return to the earth just as was promised. This time He will not come as a baby in a manger, but as a king in all His glory and majesty. In this event which marks the end of the present world order, the Bible portrays Christ as riding out of Heaven seated on a white horse. In this dramatic session it is also described that the rebellious ones and how they are affec
Humanism during the Renaissance
Humanism during the Renaissance
Humanism during the Renaissance During the renaissance, there was a renewed interest in the arts, and the traditional views of society came into question. People began to explore the power of the human mind. A term often used to describe the increasing interest in the powers of the human mind is humanism. Generally, humanism stresses the individual’s creative, reasoning, and aesthetic powers. However, during the Renaissance, individual ideas about humanism differed. Writers and philosophers of t
A Rite of Passage
A Rite of Passage
A Rite of Passage An Evaluation If you read the paper, peruse People magazine, or spend any time watching the tabloid TV shows, you would have the strong impression that what Lorena Bobbitt did to her husband, John Wayne Bobbitt, in the wee hours of June 23 in Manassas, Virginia, was the equivalent of the shot heard ‘round the world. You might think that Lorena Bobbitt single-handedly avenged the sexual crimes that have been perpetrated against all women from the beginning of time. There is no d
Character Analysis of Demetrius in A Midsummer Nig
Character Analysis of Demetrius in A Midsummer Nig
Character Analysis of Demetrius in A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare. A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of Shakespeare’s most read play’s this romantic comedy illustrates how complicated love ties can be. Thesis: In this play one of the characters that catches the eye of the reader is Demetrius, his character is really difficult to identify except by his relation to the one he loves, or even more, to the one who loves him. Helena the character in love with Demetrius and her unjusti
Cloning is Ethically and Morally Wrong
Cloning is Ethically and Morally Wrong
Cloning is Ethically and Morally Wrong The question shakes us all to our very souls. For humans to consider the cloning of one another forces them all to question the very concepts of right and wrong that make them all human. The cloning of any species, whether they be human or non-human, is ethically and morally wrong. Scientists and ethicists alike have debated the implications of human and non-human cloning extensively since 1997 when scientists at the Roslin Institute in Scotland produced Do
I did my book report on the Book ,The Amityville H
I did my book report on the Book ,The Amityville H
I did my book report on the Book ,The Amityville Horror. Let me just say that this is one of the scariest books I have ever read. Its about a house in Amityville, New York that has some thing very terribly evil and wrong in it. They moved there to get away from city life, and brought themselves straight ino what I think was the very heart of evil. Things go wrong, people get sick,hurt, and nearly killed. Things seem to appear when they aren\'t there, or stuff will move. Sometimes a violent force
In Jaws terror strikes. This terror is what fuels
In Jaws terror strikes. This terror is what fuels
In Jaws terror strikes. This terror is what fuels the story. When the first attack is learned by the worn everyone is gripped with fear. As more die this grip tightens and slowly chokes the town. The terror starts because the killer is unseen and unknown, impossible to see and impossible to escape. There is also the evident amount of death involved with the shark attack. The town is soon to fail with the attack of a shark on a local water front. The first wave of terror would have to be that the
“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
Beowulf
Beowulf
Beowulf The story of Beowulf is one of courage, nobility, and heroism. Beowulf possesses each of these attributes both as a young prince and an elder king. These qualities allow him to become the honored king that he was, yet they also lead to his death. His actions are to be viewed as a precedent for young princes and future kings. Clearly every young prince inspires to earn enough respect to become king in their latter years. Beowulf first earns this respect when he sails to Herot to kill Gren
Christine Tirman
Christine Tirman
Christine Tirman Mr. Leogrand Period 1&2 (January Graduate) Critique: Hamlet William Shakespeare’s tragedy Hamlet has been one of the most controversial works of all time. There have been so many criticisms on this book and opinions on what the main theme behind the play is. Many themes have been proposed such as revenge, sex, reality and jealousy. I myself believe that there is no one theme behind Hamlet and it is a complex with work with many complex ideas behind it. I didn’t realize this unti
Fall 2000 Mid-Term
Fall 2000 Mid-Term
Fall 2000 Mid-Term The selections we have read this semester have literally opened up my eyes to early American literature. While some readings have merely confirmed my current beliefs, others have contrasted sharply and even changed some of my views of early American history. The works I will be discussing are: Columbus: Journal of the First Voyage, William Bradford: Excerps from Of Plymouth Plantation and Mary Rolandson: Narrative. These three works have had a dramatic effect on my current vie
The conch was a symbol of authority. Piggy was the
The conch was a symbol of authority. Piggy was the
The conch was a symbol of authority. Piggy was the first to discover the conch. He always respected it along with Ralph. We can use this to call the others. Have a meeting. They’ll come when they hear us-. (Piggy) It was used to call meetings and whoever held the conch during meetings got to speak. It had magical powers to the boys until they stopped respecting it. Jack was the reason that the conch wasn’t respected anymore. The fire was used as a signal for hopes of being rescued. It was the
The novel Native Son was published by Richard Wrig
The novel Native Son was published by Richard Wrig
The novel Native Son was published by Richard Wright in 1940. The book represents the tragedy of Bigger Thomas, a black boy raised in the Chicago slums during the great depression. Wright uses symbolism extensively in the novel. There is even symbolic meaning behind the titles of each of the three parts of the novel. It is symbolism that allows Wright to explain the entire novel in the first few pages. Even though symbols are widely used in the novel, there are only three that are very important
In the essay Shooting an Elephant, George Orwell
In the essay Shooting an Elephant, George Orwell
In the essay Shooting an Elephant, George Orwell describes an internal conflict between his personal morals and his duty to his country—moreover, his duty to the white man’s reputation. Orwell’s decision to kill the elephant is a direct result of oppression. Oppression perhaps goes deeper than the average man would imagine, noticeably hindering even the lives of the oppressors. Orwell’s moral values are challenged in many different ways, ironically enough while he too was the oppressor. Orwell
This sonnet demonstrates Shakespeare's great abili
This sonnet demonstrates Shakespeare's great abili
This sonnet demonstrates Shakespeare\'s great ability of playing with words. According to him a person is tongue-tied when he has either too much or too little to say. He illustrates his idea by giving an example of an unperfect actor who forgets his lines on stage and more curiously, some fierce thing whose heart is weakened by the weight of his own strength. This use of paradox adds intensity to the sonnet and lays the foundation for the following quatrain. The first quatrain is like the silen
In the novel Robinson Crusoe, Defoe illustrates th
In the novel Robinson Crusoe, Defoe illustrates th
In the novel Robinson Crusoe, Defoe illustrates the contradictions that drench the thoughts and actions of man as he strives to reach for God while also forced to face the realization that he must ensure his own safety in the world. Defoe uses Crusoe’s journey on the canoe to exemplify how Crusoe lives in a world where he longs to please and obey God but must also contend with his instinct, which looks to himself for his savior. In the passage in which Crusoe finally reaches land after a tumultu
Beowulf is one of the oldest existing poems in the
Beowulf is one of the oldest existing poems in the
Beowulf is one of the oldest existing poems in the English language. Originally written in Anglo-Saxon, it has been translated to give readers the opportunity to enjoy this colorful, heroic poem of England’s epic age. It has been declared as a heroic-elegaic poem because of the various characteristics it clearly possesses. An epic consists of a hero who is larger than life. Beowulf is unquestionably a perfect example of this hero because of the amazing acts of heroism he commits. Epic characters
Beowulf – A Noble King
Beowulf – A Noble King
Beowulf – A Noble King The epic poem Beowulf describes the noblest king of the Anglo-Saxon times, Beowulf. Beowulf is a man who demonstrates all the good qualities of a king, this can be seen by just looking at what he has accomplished. Beowulf is a man who was loyal, powerful, and charitable. Beowulf was loyal to his promises and his country. When he decides to kill Grendel for King Hrothgar he doesn’t back down even after the stories he’s heard. After he has killed him the Danes still need him
A Study of Jack London’s Belief in Darwinism
A Study of Jack London’s Belief in Darwinism
A Study of Jack London’s Belief in Darwinism Jack London has a strong belief in Darwinism, survival of the fittest, during the late 1800’s through the early 1900’s, when he wrote. Throughout his writings, many characters display London’s belief in Darwinism. In the novel, The Call of the Wild, Jack London’s belief in the Darwinian Jungle is portrayed by animals interacting with humans, each other, and the environment. This can be shown through Buck, a house dog turned sled dog, interacting with
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
STALIN
STALIN
STALIN Stalin Essay Much like Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin was one of the most ruthless and diabolical people in the history of the world. Hitler once said of Stalin, He is a beast, but he\'s a beast on a grand scale who must command our unconditional respect. In his own way, he is a hell of a fellow! (Stalin Breaker of Nations, p.xvi) What Hitler said of Stalin is only his opinion, and it is not a valid one at that. For you must consider the source, it takes a beast like Adolf Hitler to know a b
Power
Power
Power Children play king of the mountain with the stronger players trying to keep the weaker ones from taking possession of the top of the hill. One of Golding\'s many themes expressed in Lord of the Flies is power. In comparison to society, the island consists of democratic, authoritarian, and spiritual power. Sitting in a throne may give a person power, but it does not give them complete authority. Democratic power is shown when choices and decisions are shared among many. Ralph, originally fr
Greek Philosophers
Greek Philosophers
Greek Philosophers Socrates, Plato and Aristotle had virtually the same beliefs about man\'s relation to the State, although Plato\'s political theory of the State was more rational than Socrates or Aristotle\'s. Socrates, Plato and Aristotle all believed that man was not self-sufficient, they believed man would be most happy living in a State. They also believed that all men wanted to live the truly good life where they could be in tune with the truth and achieve their ultimate goals. Although
In The Belly Of The Beast by Jack Henry Abbott and
In The Belly Of The Beast by Jack Henry Abbott and
In The Belly Of The Beast by Jack Henry Abbott and Newjack by Ted Conover Jack Henry Abbott\'s book, In The Belly Of The Beast is as autobiographical account of the author’s lifelong experiences in penal institutions while serving time for numerous petty crimes as a child to murder in later years. He offers a wide array of attacks on various American institutions in society while trying to defend his position as victim of society’s pitfalls. The self-educated author encapsulates the reader by
Christian
Christian
Christian Persecutions Kyle Sokul 453516 History 114, Dr. Kalinowsk Christian Persecutions Christianity first comes to the forefront of society in the first three centuries A.D. It does this though under extreme duress, as any person who claimed to be a Christian faced persecution at the hands of the Roman emperors. It wasn’t until 313 AD, under the Emperor Constantine, that Christianity was officially recognized as an acceptable religion. Yet, despite the unfavorable conditions, the Christian f
Earthquake (A parrellel to Typhon) INTRODUCTION Th
Earthquake (A parrellel to Typhon) INTRODUCTION Th
Earthquake (A parrellel to Typhon) INTRODUCTION The myth of Earthquake has three different purposes. First, its shows the power of Zeus, being able to maintain peace and order in the universe which he rules. Earthquake is the first challenger of Zeus’s great power. Earthquake is a very formidable foe that has tremendous strength and size. Zeus got rid of Earthquake by himself and was able to triumph, but the triumph would not have been possible without the support and help of other gods. The God
The difference between a play and other forms of l
The difference between a play and other forms of l
The difference between a play and other forms of literature is that a play is meant to be seen and heard, not merely read. As such, the playwright\'s text is the center of a larger effort on the part of director, actors and designers as they attempt to aid the audience\'s understanding of the play\'s plot, their sympathies with its characters and, ultimately, with the themes that it addresses. Each scene of a play helps an audience to build its appreciation of the play as a whole. The director,
Superstition or Truth
Superstition or Truth
Superstition or Truth Superstitions are thought to be irrational, and resulting from either ignorance, or fear of the unknown. Some believe that superstitions can take control of their life, for instance, if a black cat crosses you’re path, you will have bad luck. Most regard this as folklore and witchcraft. In the play Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, superstitions took hold and played an important part of many people’s lives. The characters believed that they were getting a vision into th
Othello: Othello is a general in the army of Venic
Othello: Othello is a general in the army of Venic
Othello: Othello is a general in the army of Venice. He is a Moor, a dark-skinned man born in Africa, and has risen through the ranks of the Venetian army through hard work and success in battle. He is a respected general, but less respected as a person, because of his dark skin and foreign roots. He is an honest man, and believes that people are honest. This makes him naive in many ways. Othello is a passionate man, and deeply loves Desdemona Desdemona: Desdemona is loyal, faithful, and passion
When do you know a work of literature has stood th
When do you know a work of literature has stood th
When do you know a work of literature has stood the test of time? When William Shakespeare wrote it. But why are his works so respected and cherished? One of his most famous works, Hamlet, is still a favorite among actors and occasional readers, alike, but why? Why is Shakespeare’s work still able to challenge and inspire people, four hundred years after it was written? The answer is simple. Shakespeare’s work, though complicated, will never have just one meaning, it will always be up to the int
Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar In the play of Julius Caesar, we see a brief picture of Roman life during the time of the First Triumvirate. In this snap shot, we see many unfortunate things. Shakespeare gives us the idea that many people try to circumvent what the future holds, such as unfortunate things, by being superstitious. Superstition seems to play a role in the basic daily life of most Roman citizens. For instance, the setting of the first scene is based upon superstition, the Feast of Lupercal. This fea
Reflective Essay
Reflective Essay
Reflective Essay My beeper goes off and I’m called to the school office. I’m told that I’m supposed to be taken to St. Louis in a helicopter as fast as humanly possible. This was the day that would change my life forever.... and I didn’t even know it. I was the only child in the Jr. high that wore a beeper, some kids thought it was weird and some thought I was I lucky that I even got to wear a one. I didn’t think I was so lucky, the reason I had happened to be wearing this pager was because my m
What did they carry? Was it just their standard is
What did they carry? Was it just their standard is
What did they carry? Was it just their standard issued gear? Was it relics fromthe world? Or was it something more sinister? Tim O’Brien explores these ideas and many more in his heart stopping, breath taking, uniquely sad but true book, The Things They Carried. O’Brien, a victim of the Vietnam War himself, shares with us stories that he endured while in the ’Nam. Moreover, I believe that this book of his was much more than a collection of stories. I believe this book was not meant to entertai
Book Title: Atlantis
Book Title: Atlantis
Book Title: Atlantis Author: Greg Donegan Pages: 345 Setting: The book had four time periods in it. It started in the Cambodian jungles in the year 800 A.D. Then it goes to the Bermuda Triangle in the year 1945. After that, we go ahead in time back to Cambodia in 1968. Finally, to the present, where most of the story takes place. Characters Protagonist: He is Eric Dane, an ex-special ops during the Vietnam War. He has a special power where he can feel certain things like upcoming danger and comm