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Chaucer's Canterbury Tales - Reeve Vs. Manciple
Chaucer's Canterbury Tales - Reeve Vs. Manciple
Chaucer\'s Canterbury Tales - Reeve Vs. Manciple Word Count: 954 Alex Clifford February 13, 2000 On Chaucer’s Placement and Description of the Manciple and the Reeve in the General Prologue In the general prologue of Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales, the manciple and the reeve are described one after the other. Given the proximity of characters such as the prioress, the friar and the monk to each other, while the parson is hundred of lines away, Chaucer clearly grouped characters not only by soci
The American Indian History in the Eastern part of
The American Indian History in the Eastern part of
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 East. When Europeans first arrived in North
The Chronic Swamp Murders
The Chronic Swamp Murders
The Chronic Swamp Murders One day while Joe and Jill Hemp were walking through Chronic swamp they came across a trail of blood in the water. They followed the trail until it stopped at a dead body. The body was of a man who was wearing a camouflage outfit. They immediately ran back to their house, which was not far from the murder site and called the police. Their house was located right on the edge of the swamp. When the police got there they roped off the whole area so they could start their
A fraternity, as defined by the The American Herit
A fraternity, as defined by the The American Herit
A fraternity, as defined by the The American Heritage Dictionary is a chiefly social organization of male college students, usually designated by Greek letters.(pg. 523) This definition, however, is very limited and leaves plenty of space for short sighted people to believe the stereotype conveyed by the popular media, where fraternity members are depicted as drunks who accomplish nothing either scholastically or socially. Unfortunately, both this definition and media portrayals fail to menti
Color Scene
Color Scene
Color Scene When Ezekiel Cheever walks in the atmosphere turns dreary and black. After all why would he be coming unless there was nothing important to say. One, maybe not so obvious reason why darkness enters the room is because Cheever as it says was a nice tailor that now might burn in hell. The more obvious presence of of dreariness and blackness is that Ezekiel has come on the business of the court to arrest the witches. This color of black also relates to Abigail although in this scene
Communism Through The Eyes of George Orwell
Communism Through The Eyes of George Orwell
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 Police in Burma from 1922 to 1927 before moving to Europe.Two of his mo
Henry David Thoreau and Herman Melville focused th
Henry David Thoreau and Herman Melville focused th
Henry David Thoreau and Herman Melville focused their writings on how man was affected by nature. They translated their philosophies though both the portrayal of their protagonist and their own self exploration. In Moby Dick, Melville writes about Ahab\'s physical and metaphysical struggle over the great white whale, Moby Dick, symbolic of man\'s struggle against the overwhelming forces of nature. Ahab\'s quest is reported and experienced through the eyes of Ishmael. Melville\'s use of the thir
In the real world there exist many different peopl
In the real world there exist many different peopl
In the real world there exist many different people, of different races and ages, each one unique. Some live secluded lives with few friends and others live very rich and complex lives surrounded by friends and acquaintances. No matter what type of life is led it is human nature to adjust one\'s external personality to suit the specific situation, much like putting on and removing different masks. People tend to be polite and respectful to others in public even though they may not know the pers
A variety of concerns face the United States in th
A variety of concerns face the United States in th
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 poles it was found to be that Americans thought that crime was the number one problem facing the U.S. today. Robberies, manslaughter and rape are just a few of t
Congo Book Report
Congo Book Report
Congo Book Report Word Count: 1111 The book Congo is about a group of people who go to the African Congo to return a gorilla to her homeland and to find type IIb blue diamonds. On their journey they discover the lost city of Zinj and a new species of killer gorillas, which they must overcome to survive. The story takes place in June of 1979. The three main characters are: Dr. Karen Ross, supervisor of Earth Resources Technology Services (ERTS), Dr. Peter Elliot, a primatologist who trained a go
Show a number of different people a simple piece o
Show a number of different people a simple piece o
Show a number of different people a simple piece of paper consisting of nothing more than a red blotch of paint and ask them what they see. The responses will vary from objects such as a cherry, to more simply, just plain red paint. This is an indication of the individuality, or sum of qualities that characterize and distinguish an individual from all others, instilled in every human being. Just as facial features and hair color differ among individuals, similar distinctiveness is found among p
OVERVIEW
OVERVIEW
: OVERVIEW: Cooper Industries is a broadly diversified manufacturer of electrical and general industrial products, and energy related machinery and equipment. The company operates in three different business segments with 21 separate profit centers. These segments include electrical and electronic, commercial and industrial, compression, drilling and energy equipment. The product line is consisted of cheap fuses to $3 million compressor tribune sets along with products such as hand tools and ligh
Cosmetology
Cosmetology
1 Cosmetology Cosmetology is working with skin, hair and nails. Which includes things like hair styling, cutting, coloring, shampooing, manicures, waxing, facials, etc. More than a half a million people work as cosmetologists. (Careers For Woman Without College Degrees 254) It is a great profession for people who would like to have a career in the beauty industry. It\'s a great career for a mother in a two income family or if you\'re just living on your own. This career is not only for woman,
CRABS FOR THE CRABBER
CRABS FOR THE CRABBER
CRABS FOR THE CRABBER Would you like to learn how to make around two hundred dollars a day for going out in the boat and crabbing for a few hours? Once you gain the experience of a commercial crabber, you can earn as much as you want. All it takes is a little time and effort to learn the basic steps, and, of course, the love of the water. For the last two years, I have kept the books for my boyfriend\'s crabbing business. I helped him from the beginning when we purchased the traps to today, whe
The Breakdown and Rebuilding of South African Soci
The Breakdown and Rebuilding of South African Soci
The Breakdown and Rebuilding of South African Society “...what God has not done for South Africa man must do.” pg. 25 In the book, Cry, the Beloved Country, written by Alan Paton, some major conflicts follow the story from beginning to end. Two of these conflicts would be as follows; first, the breakdown of the ever so old and respected tribe; and second, the power of love and compassion and how that it can rebuild broken relationships. This story gives the reader the perfect perspective in lea
Dark Angel Bookreport
Dark Angel Bookreport
Dark Angel Bookreport Word Count: 2275 Chapter 1 -- This story starts out with Gillian Lennox walking home from school. Gillian was going to get ride from a friend but she had already left. When she reached the wooded area she heard crying. She went to investigate. She followed the sound to the creek where she lost her balance and fell in the icy river. Chapter 2 -- She worked her way over to the left bank and grabbed some roots as she went by and she was able to hold on and pull herself out of
Part A
Part A
Part A In his play The Club, David Williamson presents numerous Australian attitudes of the 1970s. However, many of these attitudes are still relevant and fairly accurate representations of Australian attitudes in the 1990s, although some of course have changed somewhat over the time since the play was written nearly twenty years ago. Tradition plays a very important part in The Club. Each of the characters of course has his own ideas and attitudes towards tradition, but there are some which ar
Many symbols are incorporated into the play Death
Many symbols are incorporated into the play Death
Many symbols are incorporated into the play Death of a Sales man and they in turn relate to both character and theme. The hose, tape recorder and th e seeds are some of these symbols.   The hose in Miller\'s drama directly relates to the theme of d eath. The hose is a line attached to the gas main in Willy\'s house which allows him to snif f the gas. This action can be seen as Willy\'s suicide wish, and escape from the realities of life. As seen in the loss of his job and his failure to succe
Analysis of the ending of Death of a Salesman
Analysis of the ending of Death of a Salesman
Analysis of the ending of Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller The play Death of a Salesman shows the final demise of Willy Loman, a sixty-year-old salesman in the America of the 1940\'s, who has deluded himself all his life about being a big success in the business world. It also portrays his wife Linda, who plays along nicely with his lies and tells him what he wants to hear, out of compassion. The book describes the last day of his life, but there are frequent flashbacks in which Wil
Death of a Salesman: Willy Lowman
Death of a Salesman: Willy Lowman
Death of a Salesman: Willy Lowman No one has a perfect life. Everyone has conflicts that they must face sooner or later. The ways in which people deal with these personal conflicts can differ as much as the people themselves. Some insist on ignoring the problem as long as possible, while some attack the problem to get it out of the way. Willy Lowman\'s technique in Arthur Miller\'s play Death of a Salesman, leads to very severe consequences. Willy never really does anything to help the situatio
Willy Loman: A Man With A Dream
Willy Loman: A Man With A Dream
Willy Loman: A Man With A Dream A common idea presented in literature is the issue of the freedom of the individual in opposition to the controlling pressures of society. Willy Loman, the main character in Death of A Salesman by Arthur Miller, epitomizes this type of person; one who looks to his peers and co-salesman as lesser individuals. Not only was he competitive and overbearing, but Willy Loman sought after an ideal that he could never become: the greatest salesman ever. Determined to make
Death Of A Salesman: Willy Lowman
Death Of A Salesman: Willy Lowman
Death Of A Salesman: Willy Lowman Word Count: 1011 Willy\'s Escape No one has a perfect life. Everyone has conflicts that they must face sooner or later. The ways in which people deal with these personal conflicts can differ as much as the people themselves. Some insist on ignoring the problem as long as possible, while some attack the problem to get it out of the way. Willy Lowman\'s technique in Arthur Miller\'s play Death of a Salesman, leads to very severe consequences. Willy never really d
Definition Essay
Definition Essay
Definition Essay Education what is it? It is defined as: 1. The act or process of educating or being educated. 2. The knowledge or skill obtained or developed by a learning process. 3. A program of instruction of a specified kind or level. 4. The field of study that is concerned with the pedagogy of teaching and learning, according to the American Heritage dictionary. Its etymology comes from the Latin word educatio which means to bring up1 But what does that tell us. It says to me that educa
Though most Americans are aware of the Great Depre
Though most Americans are aware of the Great Depre
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 the Depression, as portrayed in John Steinb
Deregulation In The Electric Industry
Deregulation In The Electric Industry
Deregulation In The Electric Industry Word Count: 1381 Electricity is the principal force that powers modern society. It lights buildings and streets, runs computers and telephones, drives trains and subways, and operates all variety of motors and machines. Yet most people, despite their great dependence on electrical power, hardly give it a thought. They flip a switch, turn a key, or pick up a phone and expect the power to be there without fail. The almost-century old structure of the American
The cursed cat. He was grinning at them, that inso
The cursed cat. He was grinning at them, that inso
The cursed cat. He was grinning at them, that insolent face just grinning and staring, those disgusting whiskers twitching, the disgusting muddy fur, the disgusting hole in his ear. Scampi and Mustard stood at the bottom of the tree, tongues slowly moving in and out. It was over, both of them knew. They stared right back at the mangy cat with hate in their eyes. Its tail was curling back and forth. Can\'t we wait this time? No. But- We could stand here all day, but we\'d have to leave so
THE DUTIES OF A SECRETARY
THE DUTIES OF A SECRETARY
THE DUTIES OF A SECRETARY When we enter a law office the first individual we meet is the legal secretary. She is the one withe responsibility for the correspondence, records, and other affairs of a.law office. The word “secretary” reflects its Latin root secretum (secret), which originally referred to a person who acted as a confidant, and handled matters of a private nature for his principal. The executive position or executive secretary is one of major responsibility in business or government
Eastern Desires
Eastern Desires
Eastern Desires The roaring twenties. Cars were the things to have and a party was the place to be. Everybody wanted something. F. Scott Fitzgerald\'s book, The Great Gatsby, describes the events that happen to eight people during the summer of 1922. In the book, people went from west to east because something they desired was in the east; unfortunatly in the end those \'somethings\' were unattainable. ...I decided to go east and learn the bond business. Everybody I knew was in the bond busines
Edgar Allen Poe
Edgar Allen Poe
Edgar Allen Poe Word Count: 1056 Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston, grew up in Richmond, Virginia, and lived in six Eastern cities. His father was David Poe, a Baltimore actor. His actress mother, Elizabeth came to the United States as a kid. The parents were not that talented; they played small roles in rather third-rate theatrical companies. Because they both had small parts they barely managed to make a living. Edgar was the second of their three children. When the third child was born, the
Picking research projects, sometimes for me, is an
Picking research projects, sometimes for me, is an
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 wondering why. The book listed had been published in 1887, with a
The invention of the microprocessor in 1971 was a
The invention of the microprocessor in 1971 was a
The invention of the microprocessor in 1971 was a huge milestone that eventually changed everyone’s everyday lives. This invention enabled the world to own a personal computer in their home as well as their office. People were able to work more efficiently and progressively with these new electronic devices. Electronics today provides the world with an infinite amount of information at a much faster speed than that information would ever have been available before. The American public is depend
ERIK TOY CASE STUDY
ERIK TOY CASE STUDY
ERIK TOY CASE STUDY BACKGROUND INFORMATION As the manager of a highly regarded budget division of one plant in a multi-plant organization, I must choose a suitable employee to fill the position of the head of the budget office in a smaller plant. I have narrowed my choices down to the leaders of the two main sections in our department: Sissel and Tom. To help the ease of decision, we must compare each candidate\'s qualifications and select one person, keeping in mind that our own department wil
Ernest Hemingway - An American Contemporary
Ernest Hemingway - An American Contemporary
Ernest Hemingway - An American Contemporary Word Count: 3901 Jason Milford April 2000 Ernest Hemingway Ernest Miller Hemingway was an American novelist, journalist, writer of short stories, and winner of the 1954 Nobel Prize for literature. He created a distinguished body of prose fiction, much of it based on adventurous life. He was born on July 21, 1899, the second of six children, in Oak Park, Ill., in a house built by his widowed grandfather, Ernest Hall. Oak Park was a Protestant, upper mi
Ernest Hemmingway
Ernest Hemmingway
Ernest Hemmingway Word Count: 1648 At the time of Hemingway\'s graduation from High School,World War I was raging in Europe and despite Woodrow Wilson\'s attempts to keep America out of the war, the United States joined the Allies in the fight against Germany and Austria in April, 1917. When Hemingway turned eighteen he tried to enlist in the army, but was deferred because of poor vision; he had a bad left eye that he probably inherited from his mother ,who also had poor vision. When he heard t
4th Essay on Flowers & Shadows
4th Essay on Flowers & Shadows
4th Essay on Flowers & Shadows As darkness cloaks the mists of the story line; Sowho, one of the many unprevailling & vengeful victim of Jonan\'s Crumbling & destructive success, finally makes an appearance at the okwe\'s residence; leading the fall of Jonan\'s wealth and power. Sowho\'s vengeful plot brought him out of the shadows, where his controlled madness might have fooled the likes of Jonan for a while, but the latter\'s paranoia finally caught on and killed Sowho and itself; putting a r
Everyone in A Man For All Seasons is pursuing the
Everyone in A Man For All Seasons is pursuing the
Everyone in A Man For All Seasons is pursuing their own ends. What makes More different? Often, it is impossible to reach our goals without resorting to some sort of pragmatism. In A Man For All Seasons every character has their own ends to meet, and the only distinguishable feature between them is how they go about it. Some characters disregard all sense of morality as they plunge into a approach which primarily encompasses self-interest. In all, most of the characters in the play personify
Evil (Crime & Punishment)
Evil (Crime & Punishment)
Evil (Crime & Punishment) Word Count: 14377 Evil is a character in nature that is marked by bad moral qualities bringing about harm and misfortune. In a rational world, with a superior goal demanding righteousness and peace, evil disrupts society and results in sorrow, distress, or calamity. Evil is an almighty force of nature that has forever corrupted societies relentlessly, never to be halted. As far back as history will tell, evil has shown it\'s wicked face. Evil has transgressed through c
Training employees is a fundamental element of a c
Training employees is a fundamental element of a c
Training employees is a fundamental element of a corporations success. A company succeeds only as well as the people running it can perform. This training process can cover many skills and go into many areas of expertise. One key element that has only recently come into action is an outdoor- based experiential training program. Commonly called ropes courses, wilderness courses or adventure learning programs have been in use in the USA since the early 1980\'s, and by organizations in the UK si
Stone 1
Stone 1
Stone 1 Core 1 11-14-96 Fanon’s Three Stages Related to the Indigenous People of Chiapas The passage Shadows of Tender Fury by Subcommander Marcos of the Zapatista Army explains that the people of Chiapas are currently facing a period of revolution. The Zapatista army (consisting of Chiapian campesinos) has risen to combat the intolerant system of oppression by the Mexican government and has attempted to create a better lifestyle for the campesinos of Chiapas. Frantz Fanon’s three stages to nat
Fifth Business
Fifth Business
Fifth Business Guilt can only be suppressed for a limited time before it comes out in unwanted ways. In the novel Fifth Business by Robertson Davies, Boy Staunton -a successful business man with a polished appearance but a tortured soul- took the ultimate plunge into his death. His decision was not merely his own, but was influenced by a team of hands that helped push him to his destiny. First Leola, who was his first love and his wife. Then Mary Dempster, a neighbor from his old town Deptford,
Fifth Business: Search for Self Identity
Fifth Business: Search for Self Identity
Fifth Business: Search for Self Identity In Robertson Davies\' novel Fifth Business, the author uses the events that occurred in Deptford as a Canadian Allusion to reveal character identity. Three characters in the novel from Deptford: Boy Staunton, Dunstan Ramsey and Paul Dempster, leave Deptford to embark on a new identity to rid of their horrid past. The three main characters of the novel, all of whom to some extent try to escape their small town background, change their identity to become p
The First Impression
The First Impression
The First Impression Read my lips. No new taxes. The well groomed candidate shouted to his audience. The crowd erupted in cheers and for many Americans, this was their first long lasting impression of soon to be, President George Bush. He later went on to sign a bill implementing the second largest tax hike in history. The statement that won him one election lost him the next. The American public made a long term judgment based on the first impression of this presidential candidate. After the
For Whom the Bell Tolls
For Whom the Bell Tolls
For Whom the Bell Tolls Few subjects can be discussed with more insightfulness and curiosity than death. The unpredictability and grimness of it are conveyed well in Karl Shapiro\'s poem, Auto Wreck. The poem starts with a description of an ambulance rushing to the scene of a crash, and hurriedly gathering up the victims and rushing them away. The aftermath of the police investigation that follows leaves the crowd gathered around the scene to explore privately and individually a range of feel
Franklins Road To Humility
Franklins Road To Humility
Franklins Road To Humility Word Count: 1013 Ben’s Autobiography begins in humility and ends in humility. He is born into a modest family being the youngest son of the youngest son for five generations back. He finishes part two with the modesty of an accomplished elder. However, in between it is full of arrogance and pride. During his early years (part 1 of The Autobiography), Ben’s diligence and thirst for knowledge continuously put him in comforting situations. Unfortunately he repeatedly all
Fried Green Tomatoes
Fried Green Tomatoes
Fried Green Tomatoes Word Count: 1675 My first impression of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café was that it was a “woman’s” novel. This was because the movie, which was more popular than the book, was advertised as a “chick flick”. To say the least, I was wrong. The novel poses many issues that face the people of the 1920’s and 30’s, and makes one think about what people have struggled through. The novel addresses the issue of racism before the time of Martin Luther King Jr. and the
George Bernard Shaw’s
George Bernard Shaw’s
George Bernard Shaw’s ‘Heartbreak House’ ‘A Fantasia in the Russian Manner on English Themes’ The author George Bernard Shaw -he later dropped the name George- was born in Dublin in 1856, the third and youngest child of an alcoholic father and an undomestic mother. He developed an interest in literature, music and painting at a very early age, but was never enabled to go to university. At the age of fifteen he became an apprentice and during he stay there he started writing short literary artic
Gambit
Gambit
Gambit As I sat down in front of my computer to begin writing this essay, the phone rang. It was my friend Chris, asking me if I wanted to go jet skiing with his family. I noticed that it was a beautiful day as I looked through the kitchen window. I pressed the phone tight against my ear as I contemplated weather a stress free day, an escape from the tedious Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, was worth 400 points. I thought to myself, Not doing a 400 point assignment means an F for the semest
Crisis: Generation X
Crisis: Generation X
Crisis: Generation X Generation X is the most misunderstood generation to date. Douglas Coupland attempts to make sense of what sense this generation has been left with. Due to high expectations placed upon Generation X, commonly know as X-ers, by the successful Baby Boomer generation. Couplands\' writings validate his generation (Generation X) and invalidates the Baby Boomers. Generation X, Shampoo Planet, and Microserfs were written to support the invalidating of the Baby Boomer Generatio


 English 342 Glass Menagerie The Glass Menagerie is a play that is very important to modern literature. Tennessee Williams describes four separate characters, their dreams, and the harsh realities they faced in the modern world. His setting is in St. Louis during the Depression-Era. The story is about a loving family that is constantly in conflict. To convey his central theme, Williams uses symbols. He also expresses his theme through the characters¹ incapability of living in the
This essay is about the article called We Should
This essay is about the article called We Should
This essay is about the article called We Should Cherish Our Children’s Freedom to Think. It was written by Kie Ho, a business executive who was born and raised in Indonesia. Ho writes this article about why he thinks that American education is, in many ways better than any other in the world. He raises the question, If American education is so tragically inferior, why is it that this is still the country of innovation? Everyone seems to have a different opinion when it comes to this topic.