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Lincoln’s Journey to Emancipation
Lincoln’s Journey to Emancipation
Lincoln’s Journey to Emancipation He comes to us in the mists of legend as a kind of homespun Socrates, brimming with prarie wit and folk wisdom. There is a counterlegend of Lincoln, one shared ironically enough by many white Southerners and certain black Americans of our time. Neither of these views, of course, reveals much about the man who really lived--legend and political interpretations seldom do. As a man, Lincoln was complex, many-sided, and richly human. He was an intense, brooding pers
JOHN F. KENNEDY IN VIETNAM
JOHN F. KENNEDY IN VIETNAM
JOHN F. KENNEDY IN VIETNAM There are many critical questions surrounding United States involvement in Vietnam. American entry to Vietnam was a series of many choices made by five successive presidents during these years of 1945-1975. The policies of John F. Kennedy during the years of 1961-1963 were ones of military action, diplomacy, and liberalism. Each of his decision was on its merits at the time the decision was made. The belief that Vietnam was a test of the Americas ability to defeat comm
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
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
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
April 19th, 1996
April 19th, 1996
April 19th, 1996 A critical analysis of the main characters and plot from the novel Beloved (BY TONI MORRISON). Frank Mancini [email protected] Beloved is a novel set in Ohio during 1873, several years after the Civil War. The book centers on characters who struggle fruitlessly to keep their painful recollections of the past at bay. The whole story revolves around issues of race, gender, family relationships and the supernatural, covering two generations and three decades up to the 19th century.
Book Review: Code of Conduct
Book Review: Code of Conduct
Book Review: Code of Conduct Code of Conduct is Kristine Smith’s debut novel. Mixing adventure and politics, Smith tells the story of Jani Killian, a former soldier who has lived incognito for nearly twenty years since shooting her commanding officer when he tried to enforce an illegal order. While many believe Jani was killed in a fiery crash shortly after that incident, portions of the Commonwealth’s government believes she may still be alive. The alien idomeni, in whose culture Jani was a spe
The haunting effects of Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wid
The haunting effects of Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wid
The haunting effects of Stanley Kubrick\'s Eyes Wide Shut can be identified as creating curiosity, fear and anxiety in the viewer. They can be understood as painting a mosaic of symbolism in the viewer\'s eye, and as depositing fragments of concepts inside his mind. The film\'s slow pace seems to open wide gaps between the joints of the story\'s framework, causing the viewer to lose his secure sense of balance during the progression of the plot. Eyes Wide Shut is not a tale of terror nor one of
Fire-Starter
Fire-Starter
Fire-Starter By Stephen King Character Review: Protagonist- Charlie McGee is a girl with pyrokinesis (a power in which someone can light fires with a glance). She is 8 years old. She is short, has blond hair, and brown eyes. She doesn’t like her power very much because she can’t control it. When she was about 5 years old, she was in the kitchen with her parents when they were trying to help her control her power. They gave her a test on a piece of toast, she burnt it to a crisp, and then she acc
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
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
Joshua and the Shepherd
Joshua and the Shepherd
Joshua and the Shepherd Copyright 1990 by Joseph Girzone Published by Simon & Schuster Inc. The book Joshua and The Shepherd is a novel, in which the author creates a model for the Catholic Church. The author, Joseph Girzone, presents the reader with many changes that could be made to the Catholic Church. He writes on the possible impact of these changes and the attempts that certain Church members take to block them. In reading this book you will quickly ascertain that the author is very vivid
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
Much Ado About Nothing is one of William Shakespea
Much Ado About Nothing is one of William Shakespea
Much Ado About Nothing is one of William Shakespeare\'s many comedy plays. Much Ado About Nothing differs from most of the other comedies in that it has naturalized the romantic materials. There are not any fairy kingdoms, as in Midsummer to help the story flow better. Even the language does not have the quality of Shakespeare\'s other writings. It is closer to ordinary speech. William Shakespeare was very well know for his for his poetry from about 1587 up to the present date. Many of his writi
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
Tom Clancy
Tom Clancy
Tom Clancy Rainbow Six This book was published by G.P. Putnam\'s Sons in New York, USA. Copyright date is 1998. There are 740 pages in this book. Thomas L. Clancy, Jr. was born on the 12th of April 1947, he is married and lives in Maryland, USA. Clancy\'s novels can be classified as Military-Techno-Thrillers. He has written fiction and non-fiction books, Rainbow Six is a fiction book. As for other titles, well there are just to many to list, in total 23. Some books that he has written are The Hu
“Thousand Cranes” by Yasunari Kawabata
“Thousand Cranes” by Yasunari Kawabata
Thousand Cranes by Yasunari Kawabata ILLUSTRATE THE ROLE WHICH MRS OTA AND HER DAUGHTER FUMIKO PLAY IN BRINGING ABOUT THE REFORMATION OF KIKUJIS CHARACTER TO COME TO TERMS WITH HIS PAST. IN WHAT WAYS (IF ANY) DOES THIS HELP HIM BECOME A BETTER PERSON? Kawabatas Thousand Cranes is a novel that puts little emphasis on story lines, placing more value on emotions, reflections, symbolism and such. The rather crude (at first sight) plot of this complicated piece of Japanese literature is concent
Heart of darkness
Heart of darkness
Heart of darkness Joseph Conrad In Joseph Conrad\'s Heart of Darkness, there is a great interpretation of the feelings of the characters and uncertainties of the Congo. Although Africa, nor the Congo are ever really referred to, the Thames river is mentioned as support. This intricate story reveals much symbolism due to Conrad\'s theme based on the lies and good and evil, which interact together in every man. Today, of course, the situation has changed. Most literate people know that by probing
The Brethren
The Brethren
The Brethren The book I read was The Brethren, by John Grisham. It was a suspense book. Three judges, called The Brethren by their fellow prisoners, lived in a very minimal security prison. They had just begun fine – tuning a mail scam that extorted homosexuals with families and lots of money. Then, they snag the wrong person, someone very powerful on the outside. It seems The Brethren’s days of scamming are over. This was a great book for many reasons. The first reason is it was sort of doubl
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
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
The Rainmaker, a persuasive paper
The Rainmaker, a persuasive paper
The Rainmaker, a persuasive paper John Grisham’s The Rainmaker, a novel and now a movie by Francis Ford Copolla. It is the sixth novel to film adaptation of Grisham’s novels and is by far one of the more accomplished. The courtroom drama reveals the ordeals of a young lawyer and associate entering the world of money hungry company’s scams. They were totally unqualified to try the case of a life time, but every underdog has his day Let\'s talk about silk purses and sow\'s ears. Let\'s talk ab
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
Classical Decomposition Method for Calloway Golf (
Classical Decomposition Method for Calloway Golf (
Classical Decomposition Method for Calloway Golf (1995-1999) For this paper I have gathered quarterly data on the sales of Calloway Golf Company from 1995 to the third quarter of 1999,and will attempt to fit a time series model using the Classical Decomposition Method, which uses a multifactor model shown below: Yt = f(T,C,S,e) where Yt = actual value of the time series at time t f = mathematical function of T = trend C = cyclical influences S = seasonal influences e = error The trend component
Ancient Egypt
Ancient Egypt
Ancient Egypt Between 3100 and 332 B.C was the rise and climax of one of the richest and oldest ancient civilizations. It’s lifeline was the Nile river in the Nile valley. Here, Egyptian dynasties ruled from the first cataract of the Nile to the Mediterranean Sea. At the it’s height it ruled an empire that reached from Syria in the east to Nubia in the south. In this report I will be covering the Archaic Period, the Old Kingdom, the Middle Kingdom the New Kingdom and The Late Period or 3100-332
A Stranger is Watching
A Stranger is Watching
A Stranger is Watching A Stranger is Watching is a terrific book. I enjoyed reading this book very much. The non-stop action kept me reading for hours. One of the best features of the book is how it was written.The point of view changes every chapter.For example Chapter 1 is written in the point of view of the infamous Foxy character.Chapter 2 is written in the point if view of our protagonist, Steve; and so on.I also liked how the author built the relationship of the characters up,so you care a
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
ANALYSIS OF HILLS LIKE WHITE ELEPHANTS
ANALYSIS OF HILLS LIKE WHITE ELEPHANTS
ANALYSIS OF HILLS LIKE WHITE ELEPHANTS David Kenison English 301 - 01 Stéphanie Zuk September 14th 2000 Who is the boss? Society is pressuring people so much to succeed in life and to become someone they can not be, that people act in any way they can to reach this goal. Often, they use power and domination to show that they are important and can influence the world. Hills Like White Elephants reflects the power of men over women. The plot, characterization and semic codes prove this claim. Firs
What Elements Makes Up A Short Story?
What Elements Makes Up A Short Story?
What Elements Makes Up A Short Story? What is a short story? What are the criteria necessary for a short story? What makes a good short story? After lengthy debates between many groups we¡¦ve decided that it can not be decided by consensus, but by what we feel a short story must contain; different people may have different perspectives of this. This essay is devoted to portraying my group¡¦s conclusion to what a short story is. With reference to our critical criteria: plot, suspense, object and
Women in Combat
Women in Combat
Women in Combat In the 1970’s, the services traditional attitude toward women was challenged; change was forced upon a reluctant establishment (Holm, 198). The decision to end the draft was the catalyst to such change. This decision allowed for women’s’ participation in the armed forces in unprecedented numbers. The United States Armed Forces have more female numbers than any other nation in the world, both in actual numbers and in percentages (Holm, 1982). The drive for an all-volunteer force,
Jenica Henry
Jenica Henry
Jenica Henry Honors English22-001 Dr. Ross Wheeler Paper1 Draft 1 The Way of the World is a comedy of manners in five acts by William Congreve. Performed and published in 1700 the play ridicules the assumptions that governed the society of his time, especially those concerning love and marriage. The plot concerns the efforts of the lovers Millamant and Mirabell to obtain the permission of Millamant\'s aunt, Lady Wishfort, for their marriage. Despite a scheme that goes wrong and after several mis
JOHN UPDIKE'S A & P AND JAMES JOYCE'S ARABY
JOHN UPDIKE'S A & P AND JAMES JOYCE'S ARABY
JOHN UPDIKE\'S A & P AND JAMES JOYCE\'S ARABY John Updike\'s A & P and James Joyce\'s Araby share many of the same literary traits. The primary focus of the two stories revolves around a young man who is compelled to decipher the different between cruel reality and the fantasies of romance that play in his head. That the man does, indeed, discover the difference is what sets him off into emotional collapse. One of the main similarities between the two stories is the fact that the main character,
Henry James writings, particularly ‘The Port
Henry James writings, particularly ‘The Port
Henry James writings, particularly The Portrait of a Lady I read this book out of interest for another Henry James piece, liking Daisy Miller so much. I found that this book, as in Daisy Miller, has a female point of interest throughout. Isabel Archer is a young American girl brought to Europe after her father has died in America. Isabel is an independent girl, easily noticed by many others in her circle. I felt that Isabel was a woman in her time, in that she took notice of things that she wo
The Symbolism in Hills Like White Elephants
The Symbolism in Hills Like White Elephants
The Symbolism in Hills Like White Elephants Ernest Hemingway is an incredible writer, known for what he leaves out of stories not for what he tells. His main emphasis in Hills Like White Elephants seems to be symbolism. Symbolism is the art or practice of using symbols, especially by investing things with a symbolic meaning or by expressing the invisible or intangible by means of visible or sensuous representations (WWWebster Dictionary). He uses this technique to emphasize the importance of ide
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
Brack strikes as a very immoral man from the very
Brack strikes as a very immoral man from the very
Brack strikes as a very immoral man from the very beginning, due to the aplenty advances he made towards Hedda. He had always subtlety hinted that he thought that Hedda might like a new responsibility and most importantly, that he will fight for the end, for the triangle to be fortified and defended by mutual consent. To flirt with an unwed lady is one thing. But to be thoroughly suggestive of certain immoral acts to a legally wed lady would seem to be a moral crime. A crime, which would
Title : Animal Farm
Title : Animal Farm
Title : Animal Farm Author : George Orwell Date of first publication : 1945 Total number of pages : 112 Date started : 18 november 1996 Date finished : 21 november 1996 Enjoyment Rate (simply rate your enjoyment on a scale of 1-10): 7.5 Favourite moment, incident or chapter (with page references): My favourite moment is when Napoleon is false accusing four pigs of treachery and without any regret he orders to kill the four pigs. Then three hens say that Snowball appeared to them in a dream and h
Do I dare disturb the universe(172). With these wo
Do I dare disturb the universe(172). With these wo
Do I dare disturb the universe(172). With these words Robert Cormier clearly shows his purpose for writing The Chocolate War. He writes it to give insight into the consequences of standing up for what you believe in. Through his portrayal of characters, and plot, Robert Cormier achieves his purpose. Cormier shows what happens to Jerry Renault and his protagonist Archie Costello. Through The Chocolate War Robert Cormier clearly shows his feelings towards conformity and the abuse of power. The Cho
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
The Book and the movie of The Godfather have their
The Book and the movie of The Godfather have their
The Book and the movie of The Godfather have their similarities and differences that I will be focusing on. The Godfather is the best selling phenomenon - a classic of our time. The Godfather story was written before the movie came out approximately 30 years ago. At first glance, the book and the movie appear the same. Upon further investigation, however, the two forms of media do possess certain differences. Although they are different in the areas of characters, setting, and dialog, they are s
As Daphne du Maurier finished her novel, she said
As Daphne du Maurier finished her novel, she said
As Daphne du Maurier finished her novel, she said to herself, So it was. A finished novel. Title, Rebecca. I wondered if my publisher would think it stupid, overdone. Luckily (for me) he did not. Nor did the readers when it was published. Little did du Maurier know, her novel ended up becoming a great success. Soon after, Alfred Hitchcock made a film version of Rebecca that soon became an even greater success than the novel itself. There are many opinions as to which version is more effective. I
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
Dimmesdale is a self-confessed coward and hypocrit
Dimmesdale is a self-confessed coward and hypocrit
Dimmesdale is a self-confessed coward and hypocrite. He knows what he has to do to still the voice of his conscience and make his peace with God. throughout the entire story his confession remains an obstacle. While Hester is a relatively constant character, Dimmesdale is incredibly dynamic. From his fall with Hester, he moves in steps toward his public hint of sinning at the end of the novel. He tries to unburden himself of his sin by revealing it to his congregation, but somehow can never quit
Revenge is the act of retaliating in order to get
Revenge is the act of retaliating in order to get
Revenge is the act of retaliating in order to get even with someone for the wrongs they have done. In the novel The Scarlet Letter, the author, Nathaniel Hawthorne, uses Roger Chillingworth to reap revenge on Arthur Dimmesdale for his affair with his wife, Hester Prynne. Chillingworth becomes so devoted to revenge that is all his life revolves around. Chillingworth then devotes the rest of his life to taking revenge on Dimmesdale. As the novel progressed, Chillingworth fits the profile of veng
The bombing of pearl harbor could have been avoide
The bombing of pearl harbor could have been avoide
The bombing of pearl harbor could have been avoided and many lives could have been saved if the united states didnt have over confidence in themselves, if the Americans would have kept better tract of Japanese intelligence, and if Roosevelt would of warned pearl harbor of his knowledge of it going to be attacked. Many things led up to the bombing of pearl harbor. The things that led up to the bombing started when japan started to make naval bases all over the territories it controlled. Roosevel
Farnaz Falsafi
Farnaz Falsafi
Farnaz Falsafi English 210 12/7/1999 Money, Money, Money, Money Some people say that money is the root of all evil, but even so, it is realized that one cannot survive with out it. Money is a necessity, and most everyone can agree to the fact that financial security can make one’s life easier. The underlying theme of money plays a central role in Henrik Ibsen’s play A Doll House. The economic theme shapes the plot of the play, affects each character’s behavior, and decides the characters’ situat
The Odyssey is an epic poem, which revolves around
The Odyssey is an epic poem, which revolves around
The Odyssey is an epic poem, which revolves around Odysseus and his journey home from the war at Troy. Throughout his travels he is met with many obstacles and adventures. There are times when he thinks he will never make it home. But through perseverance, faith, maturation and heroics, he manages to survive and reach his homeland of Ithaca as a changed man. In The Odyssey, Odysseus, the main character must journey from Troy to his homeland of Ithaca. Throughout this journey he learns many lesso
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
One More River
One More River
One More River Can you imagine having to leave everything you have ever known to live in a country on the verge of war? Lesley Shelby, the main character in One More River by Lynn Reid Banks, knows exactly how it feels. This Jewish Canadian girl has to emigrate to Israel with her family. Through the determination and courage of one person we see how challenges, complications, and differences of the world are overcome. In the story the most important character is Lesley. Lesley is a spoiled, pret
Medea's plan is to kill Jason's new bride and his
Medea's plan is to kill Jason's new bride and his
Medea\'s plan is to kill Jason\'s new bride and his two children she had bore for him and then flee for Athens. The chorus tries to console Medea and tell her not to do such horrid things to other people particularly her children. Medea ignores their request and is stuck with the decision of whether or not to kill her children. She loves them and does not want to but she knows she must kill them to get back at her husband who had wronged her though she had done so much for him. She goes through