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All Quiet on the Western Front: Alienation All Quiet on the Western Front: Alienation According to the Webster\'s New World College Dictionary, alienation is 1. Separation, aversion, aberration. 2. Estrangement or detachment. 3. Mental derangement; insanity. The theme of All Quiet on the Western Front is about how World War I destroyed a generation of young men. It has taken from them the last of their childhood years, it has destroyed their faith in their elders, it has taught them an individu
Brave New World: All Things are Relative Brave New World: All Things are Relative The dictionary defines civilized as advanced in social customs, art, and science. The keyword here is social customs. A persons idea of what is civilized is relative to his culture. Through out the history of man, one can see many changes in customs, and customs is what defines our idea of what is civilized. The word civilized is one of the most relative concepts. Time and distance are what have shaped our custo
A Memorable Experience in Photography A Memorable Experience in Photography To experience photography, one must have a certain style of photographs to really appreciate or admire. Photographs are picturesque images and views that really catch the interest of the photographer. For me to experience and admire photography, it took me only one photographer to really appreciate the power it has his name is Robert Capa. Robert grew up in Hungary he experienced the political unrest and turmoil. He liv
The American Dream Is Based on Success, Happiness, and Money The American Dream Is Based on Success, Happiness, and Money I believe that the American Dream today is based on success, happiness, and money. The reason i think this is because the reason people go through all those years of schooling is to become succufal, in return for being successful you make money, and because of money you can get and do the things you want, which in return makes you happy. Happiness is not all money, it also h
An American Tragedy: Comparing The Crucible and The Scarlet Letter An American Tragedy: Comparing The Crucible and The Scarlet Letter by: Jamie Newlands Two American authors, of two distinctly different time periods had one very similar task, to turn a piece of American History into a believable tragedy. Arthur Miller with The Crucible and Nathaniel Hawthorne with The Scarlet Letter. Perhaps one might wonder which author did a better job in doing so, but with such different pieces of wo
An Analysis of Chaucer\'s Canterbury Tales: The Wife of Bath\'s Tale An Analysis of Chaucer\'s Canterbury Tales: The Wife of Bath\'s Tale In reading Geoffrey Chaucer\'s Canterbury Tales, I found that of the Wife of Bath, including her prologue, to be the most thought-provoking. The pilgrim who narrates this tale, Alison, is a gap-toothed, partially deaf seamstress and widow who has been married five times. She claims to have great experience in the ways of the heart, having a remedy for w
An Analysis of Heart of Darkness An Analysis of Heart of Darkness Joseph Conrad, in his long-short story, Heart of Darkness, tells the tale of two mens\' realization of the hidden, dark, evil side of themselves. Marlow, the second narrator of the framed narrative, embarked upon a spiritual adventure on which he witnessed firsthand the wicked potential in everyone. On his journey into the dark, forbidden Congo, the heart of darkness, so to speak, Marlow encountered Kurtz, a remarkable
An Analysis of Hawthorne\'s Short Stories An Analysis of Hawthorne\'s Short Stories In many of Nathaniel Hawthorne\'s short stories, he creates characters with either a malicious or evil feature to relay to the reader a more allegorical meaning. Many would say he targets woman without justification. Therefore a reader may interpret him to be a misogynist. In the story “ Rapaccinni\'s Daughter” he uses Beatrice as a carrier of a deadly poison. In “ Young Goodman Brown” he targets Faith as the ch
Orwell\'s Animal Farm: Summary of Characters Orwell\'s Animal Farm: Summary of Characters Stalin\'s five-year plan was made to upgrade Russia and bring it current with the rest of the world within a five-year period. In Orwell\'s book Animal Farm, Napoleon - Snowball thinks up the idea of constructing a windmill which looks like it is designed to bring the farm up to current technology. In both cases, Stalin and Napoleon come off trying to sell their ideas with the impression that it is to bett
Anne Boleyn Anne Boleyn Anne Boleyn was a very important, if not the most important character in Anne of a Thousand Days. The way that she behaves, and the decisions that she makes, effect the way that the ends. For example, Anne could have refused to marry Henry, and could have run away. These actions and decisions would have dramatically changed the outcome of the story, and for that matter history. Anne has many different personality traits which seem to change over time. At first she seemed
Anne Frank Remembered: Review Anne Frank Remembered: Review Anne Frank Remembered is the autobiography of Miep Gies, the woman who helped the Frank family survive during their two years in hiding. Her book is a primary source or first hand account of the persecution of Jewish people in Nazi occupied Holland during the second world war. It is also the first hand account of the hiding of Jews such as the Frank family, the Van Daan family, and Dr. Albert Dussel during this time. In regard to the b
Anti-Semitism in The Merchant of Venice Anti-Semitism in The Merchant of Venice It is my strong belief that the play, The Merchant of Venice, should be taught in classes. If this play was banned from schools it would most certainly be a form of censorship. While minors rights are somewhat limited when it comes to this right, I think that even Minors should not be censored from this writing. The play teaches us about prejudice, and why it is wrong. People would see how everyone was hurt at one
Appearances - A Universal Concern Appearances - A Universal Concern A desire to appear attractive is universal; it permeates all cultures and peoples, and stretches from the past to the present. Throughout history, both men and women have gone to great lengths to become more attractive. In all parts of the world, people take many different measures to beautify themselves. Even move, the animal world also exhibits the desire to be attractive. Male birds of paradise, with their brilliant hues, co
Biography of Arthur Clarke Biography of Arthur Clarke Arthur C. Clarke, a science fiction author, has had a very interesting life. Arthur was born on December 16, 1917, in Minehead, England. He was the oldest of four children. His two brothers were Frederick and Michael, and his sister\'s name was Mary. As a child, he enjoyed science very much. He lived on a small farm, and enjoyed frequent trips to the nearby ocean. When he was 13 years old, he constructed his own telescope, and changed a bike
Illegal Drugs Illegal Drugs The product is illegal drugs. The people who deal these drugs are criminals. That\'s what makes the drug business different then any other. *Alcohol is a drug, yet adults are allowed to use alcohol products. *Nicotine is a drug, yet adults are allowed to use many different forms of tobacco products, all which have tobacco in them. *The drug Caffeine can be found in many everyday items, like soda candy bars. Think of how many cops we would need if caffeine products we
What I Would Place In A Time Capsule What I Would Place In A Time Capsule As the turn of the millennium approaches, the human race will continue to develop new technology and new ways of thinking. It is always enjoyable to take a visual journey back in time, to view what was considered advanced and what thoughts of future times represented. A time capsule stored with precious documents and possessions from a past era can serve as a visual and material presentation of what past times were like,
Attitudes Toward Marriage in Chaucer\'s The Canterbury Tales Attitudes Toward Marriage in Chaucer\'s The Canterbury Tales Chaucer\'s The Canterbury Tales demonstrate many different attitudes toward and perceptions of marriage. Some of these ideas are very traditional, such as that discussed in the Franklin\'s Tale, and others are more liberal such as the marriages portrayed in the Miller\'s and the Wife of Bath\'s Tales. While several of these tales are rather comical, they do indeed give us a
Shelley\'s Ode To the West Wind: Analysis Shelley\'s Ode To the West Wind: Analysis In Ode to the West Wind, Percy Bysshe Shelley tries to gain transcendence, for he shows that his thoughts, like the winged seeds (7) are trapped. The West Wind acts as a driving force for change and rejuvenation in the human and natural world. Shelley views winter not just as last phase of vegetation but as the last phase of life in the individual, the imagination, civilization and religion. Being set in
The Battle of the Sexes The Battle of the Sexes The most controversial topic in history has been, Who is more superior man, or woman? Be it from the men ruling cro-magnum age to the dominating woman of the nineties, the only acceptable answer is a yes to both sides. Men have there strong points as do women but they are in different areas. Men tend to belong in the workforce as heavy laborers and women behind the desks, women can have children and men cannot, and mens sports tend to be more popu
The Beginnings of a National Literary Tradition The Beginnings of a National Literary Tradition Canadians throughout their history have been concerned over the status of their national literature. One of the major problems facing early Canadian writers was that the language and poetic conventions that they had inherited from the Old World were inadequate for the new scenery and conditions in which they now found themselves. Writers such as Susanna Moodie, Samuel Hearne, and Oliver Goldsmith wer
Being a Mortician Being a Mortician The word mortician brings what images to mind? The career of a mortician is surprisingly different than it is portraied in movies and books. Being a mortician is a very rewarding job both personal as well as psychological to those with the temperament, training and discipline required to do the job properly. In this paper I\'ll be reporting the requirements to become a mortician, also called funeral director or undertaker, the duties the job requires of you,
Morrison\'s Beloved: A Review Morrison\'s Beloved: A Review Everything in a novel is there only because the author chooses it to be there: characters, plot devices, structure and pacing, tone, etc. all are ways in which the author says what he/she has to say. Morrison implements different characters and ideas to enhance the slavery of the time and its lasting affects. While the story is of heartbreak there are various representations of concepts. Which can be seen through realism and the charac
Beowulf: First Literary Superhero Beowulf: First Literary Superhero Beowulf was the first literary super hero. Like the common day superman, Beowulf has ordinary human characteristics, as well as superhuman powers. Like the Anglo-Saxons of Beowulf\'s time, he is boastful, manly, and willing to outdo his fellow neighbor. The only difference between him and the rest of the Anglo- Saxons is that he possesses extreme amounts of physical power. Grendel, the antagonist of the story, was feared by all
Bias Bias What does the word bias mean? Bias is a mental predilection or prejudice. The essay The View from the Bottom Rail by James West Davidson and Mark Hamilton Lytle opened my eyes on how American history could be looked at as one sided and even bias. Even today there is still bias in America. In today\'s society, racism and stereotyping occur in all aspects of life. It can occur because of one\'s gender, race, religion, culture, economic status, etc. It even occurs amongst our finest, o
Biblical Allusions and Imagery in Steinbeck\'s The Grapes of Wrath Biblical Allusions and Imagery in Steinbeck\'s The Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck always makes it a point to know about his subjects first hand. His stories always have some factual basis behind them. Otherwise, he does not believe that they will be of any value beyond artistic impression. Therefore, most of his novels take place in California, the site of his birth and young life. In preparation for writing his novels, Steinbec
Babi Yar by Yevgeny Yevtushenko: An Analysis Babi Yar by Yevgeny Yevtushenko: An Analysis Yevtushenko speaks in first person throughout the poem. This creates the tone of him being in the shoes of the Jews. As he says in lines 63-64, No Jewish blood is mixed in mine, but let me be a Jew . . . He writes the poem to evoke compassion for the Jews and make others aware of their hardships and injustices. Only then can I call myself Russian. (lines 66-67). The poet writes of a future time wh
Brief History of the NRA Brief History of the NRA The National Rifle Association in its simplest form is the largest gun club in the world. The organization was founded in 1871 by former Union Army officers to encourage sport shooting in order to have a fine tuned militia in case of emergency. The Union officers believed that a well regulated militia was integral for the security of a free state. It is an organization that opposes gun control, it believes in the individual defense of the uses o
The Theme of Isolation in Various Literature The Theme of Isolation in Various Literature In this essay all of the literature I have chosen will have to do with isolation. 1} When people have been isolated they don\'t see other people for a long time and this can lead to make a person stronger or make them weaker. In a live and death situation in can give them the extra will to live that you didn\'t have before. It can make him stronger and become his ally or it can beat him. When you are alone
The Debate Over Capital Punishment The Debate Over Capital Punishment By William Lee The Debate over the merits of capital punishment has endured for years, and continues to be an extremely indecisive and complicated issue. Adversaries of capital punishment point to the Marshalls and the Millgards, while proponents point to the Dahmers and Gacys. Society must be kept safe from the monstrous barbaric acts of these individuals and other killers, by taking away their lives to function and perform
The Catcher in The Rye: Unreachable Dreams The Catcher in The Rye: Unreachable Dreams Many people find that their dreams are unreachable. Holden Caulfield realizes this in J.D. Salinger\'s The Catcher in the Rye. As Holden tells his story, he recounts the events since leaving the Pencey School to his psychiatrist. At first, Holden sounds like a typical, misguided teenager, rebellious towards his parents, angry with his teachers, and flunking out of school. However, as his story progresses, it b
Censorship of the Internet and the Tyranny of Our Government Censorship of the Internet and the Tyranny of Our Government To curtail free expression strikes twice at intellectual freedom, for whoever deprives another of the right to state unpopular views also deprives others of the right to listen to those views, said Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr(Censorship and the U.S. Government 1). I completely agree with Mr. Holmes, and when the question of censoring the Internet arises, I cringe. Governing
The Life and Work of Chaim Potok The Life and Work of Chaim Potok Chaim Potok lives a very full life he has served his country, peoples, and religion very well and with great impact. First, to be discussed is his life birth through the present. He was born at a very early age on February 17, 1929, in New York, New York to Benjamin and Mollie Potok. The first university he went to was Yeshiva University where he graduated in 1950 with a B.A., summa cum laude, in English Literature. He also went
Characteristics of the Beowulf Poem Characteristics of the Beowulf Poem There are many characteristics of the Beowulf poem that make it a significant part of the history of literature. It is a perfect representation of how the people in eighth century England communicated, what their feelings were, and their culture. It gives us vital information about Old English social life and about Old English politics and about many things that scholars would like to have much more information on.(Raffel
Characteristics of a Leader Characteristics of a Leader Think of some important leaders you know, whether they are good or bad. They may be ancient, modern, made-up, or real. There are certain characteristics that make them a good leader, and, in the same line, a bad leader. In my opinion, the three most important good qualities of leader are honor, loyalty, and putting the people ahead of you. The first of these qualities, honor, is required because you want your people to trust you. Besides t
The Life of Charles Dickens The Life of Charles Dickens Charles Dickens was a nineteenth-century novelist who was and still is very popular. He was born in Landport, a region of Portsmouth, on February 7, 1812 (Kyle 1). Charles Dickens was the son of John Dickens and Elizabeth Barrow. John Dickens was a minor government official who worked in the Navy Pay Office. Through his work there, he met Elizabeth and eventually married her. By 1821, when Charles was four months old, John Dickens could no
The Cherokee Indians The Cherokee Indians The American Indian History in the Eastern part of the country is always associated with the Cherokee Indian nation. The Cherokee\'s were by far the largest and most advanced of the tribes when Europeans first arrived and came in contact with Native Americans. There are too many tribes to go over background on every one of them, so I\'m going to focus on the Cherokee\'s since many of their ways and customs are so similar to all the other tribes in the E
The Hong Kong Chinese Community The Hong Kong Chinese Community The Hong Kong Chinese community is an affluent, educated, and swelling population in the Greater Toronto Area. The enigma is why they have only made marginal inroads into the political arena. Olivia Chow, a Metro councilor representing the Downtown ward says this community has potential to be very powerful...it\'s nowhere near its potential. Chow is the highest-profile Hong Kong expatriate to win elected office in the GTA. Others
Animal Farm: Communism Through The Eyes of George Orwell Animal Farm: Communism Through The Eyes of George Orwell Throughout history, writers have written about many different subjects based on their personal experiences. George Orwell was the pen name of Eric Blair. He is one of the most famous political satirists of the twentieth century. He was born in Bengal, India in 1903 to an English Civil Servant and died in 1950. He attended Eton from 1917 to 1921, and served with the Indian Imperial P
Compare and Contrast on Characters Rayona and Pearl Compare and Contrast on Characters Rayona and Pearl Rayona and Pearl were two characters that were very alike in the stories. They are also somewhat different. They lived lives that were very troublesome. Rayona had to go through the tough times of her mother\'s sickness and the death of her brother. She lived away from most of it, but still had to live with it. Pearl had to go through the tough times of her mother Hester being charged with ad
Concerns Facing the United States in the 1990s: Crime, Education, and Employment Concerns Facing the United States in the 1990s: Crime, Education, and Employment A variety of concerns face the United States in the 1990\'s. Among these concerns are crime, education, and employment. But fortunately our government and several organizations have attempted to deal with these problems to help our world become a better place. Crime has been a big concern of the American public in the 1990\'s. In many
Contrasting Poets Lawrence and Shapiro in Their Views of Nature Contrasting Poets Lawrence and Shapiro in Their Views of Nature Julie Gibson Throughout the history of literature, poetic views of nature has evolved through time. One of the most differing eras is the twentieth century. With it\'s non-classical views, the twentieth century is one of the most influential eras. While the Victorian era practiced traditional values, the twentieth century influences techniques of love and the loss of t
1984: The Control of Reality for Control of the Masses 1984: The Control of Reality for Control of the Masses 3 KEY POINTS: 1. The Party Controls History 2. The Party Controls the Conditions of Human Psychology 3. The Party Controls god. How The Party Controls Reality: How does the party controls history? How does it affect the present? How does scarcity affect human psychology? What role does Big Brother play? Outline: Introduction: State Topics: The Party Controls Reality to control the peopl
A Critique of Gone to Soldiers by Marge Piercy A Critique of Gone to Soldiers by Marge Piercy The novel Gone to Soldiers by Marge Piercy intricately weaves the lives of many different people into a connected series of individual plots that give the reader an exciting view of life during World War II. Piercy connects the lives of women and men, Jews and gentiles by using family ties and steamy love affairs. The people have dramatically different profiles, some are rich some are poor, some ar
Cooper\'s Deerslayer: View of the Native Americans Cooper\'s Deerslayer: View of the Native Americans James Fenimore Cooper was born on September 15, 1789 in Burlington, New Jersey. He was the son of William and Elizabeth (Fenimore) Cooper, the twelfth of thirteen children (Long, p. 9). Cooper is known as one of the first great American novelists, in many ways because he was the first American writer to gain international followers of his writing. In addition, he was perhaps the first novel
The Great Depression The Great Depression Though most Americans are aware of the Great Depression of 1929, which may well be the most serious problem facing our free enterprise economic system,( ) few know of the many Americans who lost their homes, life savings and jobs. This paper briefly states the causes of the depression and summarizes the vast problems Americans faced during the eleven years of its span. This paper primarily focuses on what life was like for farmers during the time of t
How Were The Greek and Roman Theaters Designed? How Were The Greek and Roman Theaters Designed? DEREK WATTERUD The designs of theatres during the last five-hundred centuries b.c. varied in many ways of construction and design. The technical advances in acoustics and construction were enormous. The placement of the seating and construction of the stage and even sizes of the theatres varied from theatre to theatre. They varied from open-air to roofed, both columned and free-spanned roofs. The ver
The Significance of Food in Like Water for Chocolate The Significance of Food in Like Water for Chocolate Carlos Vela Food equals memory and memory equals immortality. In the recipes we pass down from generation to generation, in the food of our mothers, we reawaken the past, make the present more real, perhaps capture a bit of the future. Food is about history, with handed down recipes such as in Like Water for Chocolate, the chef can remember the past. Tita when she cooked could remember,
The Theme of Diversity in Novels The Theme of Diversity in Novels Diversity is an attribute that is seen among people, situations and cultures. Everyone has encountered different situations at one time or more during their lives that has either been pleasant or upsetting. Certain novels written in the 1950\'s to the present show signs of multiformity very clearly. In regards to culture, people are placed in unusual situations where their diversity is shown. Throughout the novella, Good-bye, Co
The Town of El Dorado Springs The Town of El Dorado Springs Picking research projects, sometimes for me, is an agonizing problem that eventually turns into an enlightening experience; what was to be my American Humanities research project was just such an experience. I had preliminarily thought I\'d look into cultural myths. While researching myths, I ran across El Dorado Springs, MO., under the category of geographical myths, in the library computer. I thought how interesting while also wonder
The Life of Emily Dickinson The Life of Emily Dickinson Although she lived a seemingly secluded life, Emily Dickinson\'s many encounters with death influenced many of her poems and letters. Perhaps one of the most ground breaking and inventive poets in American history, Dickinson has become as well known for her bizarre and eccentric life as for her incredible poems and letters. Numbering over 1,700, her poems highlight the many moments in a 19th century New Englander woman\'s life, including t