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Hank Williams Jr.
Hank Williams Jr.
Hank Williams Jr. Hank Williams Jr. Jerry Erath Essay 4 December 12, 1996 Hank Williams, Jr. was meant to be a superstar from the day he was born. His father, the legendary Hank Williams, and mother, Audrey Sheppard, both played an intricate part in his early stardom. Hank had to overcome many obstacles in his life including escaping from his father\'s shadow and a near death experience in 1975. Hank\'s many triumphs, and his ability to overcome setbacks, have propelled him to a legendary statu
Pierre Elliot Trudeau
Pierre Elliot Trudeau
Pierre Elliot Trudeau Pierre Elliot Trudeau Published in 1968, Federalism and the French Canadians is an ideological anthology featuring a series of essays written by Pierre Elliot Trudeau during his time spent with the Federal Liberal party of Canada. The emphasis of the book deals with the problems and conflicts facing the country during the Duplessis regime in Quebec. While Trudeau stresses his adamant convictions on Anglophone/Francophone relations and struggles for equality in a confederat
Edward James Hughes
Edward James Hughes
Edward James Hughes Edward James Hughes Edward James Hughes is one of the most outstanding living British poets. In 1984 he was awarded the title of the nation\'s Poet Laureate. He came into prominence in the late fifties and early sixties, having earned a reputation of a prolific, original and skilful poet, which he maintained to the present day. Ted Hughes was born in 1930 in Yorkshire into a family of a carpenter. After graduating from Grammar School he went up to Cambridge to study English,
Confucius Paper
Confucius Paper
Confucius Paper Word Count: 652 According to tradition, Confucius was born in the state of Lu (present-day Shandong Province) of the noble K\'ung clan. His original name was K\'ung Ch\'iu. His father, commander of a district in Lu, died three years after Confucius was born, leaving the family in poverty, but Confucius nevertheless received a fine education. He was married at the age of 19 and had one son and two daughters. During the four years immediately after his marriage, poverty compelled
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Margaret Mead
Margaret Mead
Margaret Mead Word Count: 301 Margaret Mead was a great scientist, explorer, writer, and teacher, who educated the human race in many different ways. In the next few paragraphs I will discuss the different ways Margaret Mead, Anthropologist, effected our society. Margaret Mead was born in Philadelphia on December 16, 1901, and was educated at Barnard College and at Columbia University. In 1926 she became assistant curator of ethnology at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City,
Ideological anthology featuring a series of essays
Ideological anthology featuring a series of essays
ideological anthology featuring a series of essays written by Pierre Elliot Trudeau during his time spent with the Federal Liberal party of Canada. The emphasis of the book deals with the problems and conflicts facing the country during the Duplessis regime in Quebec. While Trudeau stresses his adamant convictions on Anglophone/Francophone relations and struggles for equality in a confederated land, he also elaborates on his own ideological views pertaining to Federalism and Nationalism. The re
Edward James Hughes is one of the most outstanding
Edward James Hughes is one of the most outstanding
Edward James Hughes is one of the most outstanding living British poets. In 1984 he was awarded the title of the nation\'s Poet Laureate. He came into prominence in the late fifties and early sixties, having earned a reputation of a prolific, original and skilful poet, which he maintained to the present day. Ted Hughes was born in 1930 in Yorkshire into a family of a carpenter. After graduating from Grammar School he went up to Cambridge to study English, but later changed to Archaeology and An
The Working, Single Mother Primary Care Vs. Second
The Working, Single Mother Primary Care Vs. Second
The Working, Single Mother Primary Care Vs. Secondary Care Word Count: 1714 Comparing its structure and function as it was in 1960 with what it had become in 1990 can highlight the dramatic changes in the American family. Until 1960 most Americans shared a common set of beliefs about family life; family should consist of a husband and wife living together with their children. The father should be the head of the family, earn the family\'s income, and give his name to his wife and children. The
Report On The Prince By Machiavelli
Report On The Prince By Machiavelli
Report On The Prince By Machiavelli Word Count: 1210 1. Major themes in the book. The Prince, written by Niccolo Machiavelli, is one of the first examinations of politics and science from a purely scientific and rational perspective. Machiavelli theorizes that the state is only created if the people cooperate and work to maintain it. The state is also one of man’s greatest endeavors, and the state takes precedence over everything else. The state should be one’s primary focus, and maintaining th
Work
Work
Work Work During the birth of this country, Puritans had to work hard to ensure the success of the new state. In order to make work more appealing, the Puritans emphasized the fruits of labor. This attitude, reflected in modern day by the act of working for a living, is considered as a badge of pride. Puritan attitudes toward work and the attitudes of two modern day writers toward work all agree that the act of working has virtuous effects, an attitude that I share because of my working exp
Case Study Of Carnival Corporation
Case Study Of Carnival Corporation
Case Study Of Carnival Corporation Word Count: 1542 The history of the Carnival Corporation begins in 1972, when Ted Arison set up Carnival Cruise Lines as a subsidiary of the American International Travel Service. The first ship ran aground, but Arison remained steadfast in achieving his vision of a cruise line offering affordable vacation packages to middle-income consumers. By 1977, Carnival had three ships, and ten years later, as the industry leader, the company went public. In the early 1
Commercial Art
Commercial Art
Commercial Art Word Count: 1072 The contemporary commercial art and design of today has no doubt been created through the heavy influences of 20th century art. Most corporations who advertise on a large scale look back to the most influential art of the past century when creating their ads. It\'s almost impossible to walk the city streets without being bombarded by billboards with crafty designs and catchy phrases. With a little research though, it\'s fairly easy to find that the basis of this
During the birth of this country, Puritans had to
During the birth of this country, Puritans had to
During the birth of this country, Puritans had to work hard to ensure the success of the new state. In order to make work more appealing, the Puritans emphasized the fruits of labor. This attitude, reflected in modern day by the act of working for a living, is considered as a badge of pride. Puritan attitudes toward work and the attitudes of two modern day writers toward work all agree that the act of working has virtuous effects, an attitude that I share because of my working experience (C
A Reflection On Herman Melville's Accomplishments
A Reflection On Herman Melville's Accomplishments
A Reflection On Herman Melville\'s Accomplishments A Reflection On Herman Melville\'s Accomplishments Brad Jones Ms Carman Period 6 American Literature As an author Melville both courted failure and scorned success.(pg. 613, A Companion to Melville Studies). How many famous legends in time have existed to know no fame. How many remarkable artist have lived and died never receiving due credit for there work. Herman Melville is clearly an artist of words. Herman Melville is certainly a prodigy
Epic Works
Epic Works
Epic Works Epic Works Epics by definition are long narrative poems, that are grand in both theme and style (Webster 417). They usually involve actions of great glory and are typically centered around historical or legendary events of universal significance. Most epics deal with the deeds of a single individual, however, it is not uncommon to have more than one main character. Epics embody several main features including: supernatural forces, sometimes the deity of the time, that shape the actio
The History of Greek Theater
The History of Greek Theater
The History of Greek Theater The History of Greek Theater Theater and drama in Ancient Greece took form in about 5th century BCE, with the Sopocles, the great writer of tragedy. In his plays and those of the same genre, heroes and the ideals of life were depicted and glorified. It was believed that man should live for honor and fame, his action was courageous and glorious and his life would climax in a great and noble death. Originally, the hero\'s recognition was created by selfish behaviors
The Merchant of Venice: A Tragic Play
The Merchant of Venice: A Tragic Play
The Merchant of Venice: A Tragic Play The Merchant of Venice: A Tragic Play In my opinion the play The Merchant of Venice is a tragic one which is discised as being comic. Many factors of this play are derived from the current voice of situation. The Merchant of Venice could be looked at as more tragic because of the negative intents from some of the characters in the play. Greed and deception are just a couple of the main features from where many of the decisions are derived. For example, reve
Essay About Criticism of Shakespeare's Plays
Essay About Criticism of Shakespeare's Plays
Essay About Criticism of Shakespeare\'s Plays Essay About Criticism of Shakespeare\'s Plays When attempting to read criticism of Shakespeare plays one idea is clear: if the review was written more than five or ten years ago the essay is likely to be exclusive when it comes to the women in Shakespeare. Little attention had been given to the women of Shakespeare prior to the seventies feminist movement. The women in King Lear deserve attention just as women in every Shakespearean play do. A commo
Shakespeare's World
Shakespeare's World
Shakespeare\'s World Shakespeare\'s World Almost every nation on earth reads, studies and performs the works of William Shakespeare. No writer of any country, nor any age, has ever enjoyed such universal popularity. Neither has any writer been so praised. As William Hazlitt observed, The most striking peculiarity of Shakespeare\'s mind was it\'s generic quality, its power of communication with all other minds. It is perhaps this quality that has earned Shakespeare the supreme accolade, that o
A Comparison of Contemporary and Romance Literatur
A Comparison of Contemporary and Romance Literatur
A Comparison of Contemporary and Romance Literature A Comparison of Contemporary and Romance Literature Contemporary literature in the form of a short story consists of a plot, characters, point of view, setting, and theme (2). These elements can vary a great deal from one story to the next. An author of a short story also reveals a tone and a mood shown by his or her style of writing. Although romance literature contains the elements mentioned above, they are very different than those in short
Lord of the Flies: Man Is Savage at Heart
Lord of the Flies: Man Is Savage at Heart
Lord of the Flies: Man Is Savage at Heart Lord of the Flies: Man Is Savage at Heart Copyright (C) 1996 By Kevin McKillop A running theme in Lord of the Flies is that man is savage at heart, always ultimately reverting back to an evil and primitive nature. The cycle of man\'s rise to power, or righteousness, and his inevitable fall from grace is an important point that book proves again and again, often comparing man with characters from the Bible to give a more vivid picture of his descent. Lor
A Comparison of Hamlet and McMurphy in One Flew O
A Comparison of Hamlet and McMurphy in One Flew O
A Comparison of Hamlet and McMurphy in One Flew Over the Cuckoo\'s Nest A Comparison of Hamlet and McMurphy in One Flew Over the Cuckoo\'s Nest It is suggested that in modern literature, the true element of tragedy is not captured because the protagonist is often of the same social status as the audience, and therefor, his downfall is not tragic. This opinion, I find, takes little consideration of the times in which we live. Indeed, most modern plays and literature are not about monarchs an
Biblical Allusions and Imagery in Steinbeck's The
Biblical Allusions and Imagery in Steinbeck's The
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
Censorship of the Internet and the Tyranny of Our
Censorship of the Internet and the Tyranny of Our
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
Contrasting Poets Lawrence and Shapiro in Their Vi
Contrasting Poets Lawrence and Shapiro in Their Vi
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
Existentialism in the Early 19th Century
Existentialism in the Early 19th Century
Existentialism in the Early 19th Century Existentialism in the Early 19th Century Major Themes Because of the diversity of positions associated with existentialism, the term is impossible to define precisely. Certain themes common to virtually all existentialist writers can, however, be identified. The term itself suggests one major theme: the stress on concrete individual existence and, consequently, on subjectivity, individual freedom, and choice. Moral Individualism Most philosophers since P
It is suggested that in modern literature, the tru
It is suggested that in modern literature, the tru
It is suggested that in modern literature, the true element of tragedy is not captured because the protagonist is often of the same social status as the audience, and therefor, his downfall is not tragic. This opinion, I find, takes little consideration of the times in which we live. Indeed, most modern plays and literature are not about monarchs and the main character is often equal to the common person; this, however, does not mean the plot is any less miserable nor the outcome any less wretc
A Comparison of Contemporary and Romance Literatur
A Comparison of Contemporary and Romance Literatur
A Comparison of Contemporary and Romance Literature Contemporary literature in the form of a short story consists of a plot, characters, point of view, setting, and theme (2). These elements can vary a great deal from one story to the next. An author of a short story also reveals a tone and a mood shown by his or her style of writing. Although romance literature contains the elements mentioned above, they are very different than those in short stories and are somewhat static from one tale to th
Ahab’s Evil Quest: Melville’s Symbols In Moby-Dick
Ahab’s Evil Quest: Melville’s Symbols In Moby-Dick
Ahab’s Evil Quest: Melville’s Symbols In Moby-Dick Word Count: 1856 Ahab’s Evil Quest: Melville’s Symbols in Moby-Dick Herman Melville began working on his epic novel Moby-Dick in 1850, writing it primarily as a report on the whaling voyages he undertook in the 1830s and early 1840s. Many critics suppose that his initial book did not contain characters such as Ahab, Starbuck, or even Moby Dick, but the summer of 1850 changed Melville’s writing and his masterpiece. He became friends with author
Biblical Allusions and Imagery in Steinbeck’s The
Biblical Allusions and Imagery in Steinbeck’s The
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, Steinbeck would often travel with people about whom he was going to write. T
Report On The Prince By Machiavelli
Report On The Prince By Machiavelli
Report On The Prince By Machiavelli Word Count: 1210 1. Major themes in the book. The Prince, written by Niccolo Machiavelli, is one of the first examinations of politics and science from a purely scientific and rational perspective. Machiavelli theorizes that the state is only created if the people cooperate and work to maintain it. The state is also one of man’s greatest endeavors, and the state takes precedence over everything else. The state should be one’s primary focus, and maintaining th
Censorship of the Internet and the Tyranny of Our
Censorship of the Internet and the Tyranny of Our
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 Internet dominates many debates, censorship leading the f
Comparing A Painting By Fra Filippo Lippi And Dant
Comparing A Painting By Fra Filippo Lippi And Dant
Comparing A Painting By Fra Filippo Lippi And Dante Gabriel Rossetti Word Count: 1189 Comparing a painting by Fra Filippo Lippi and Dante Gabriel Rossetti The two pictures are Rosetti’s Ecce Ancilla Domini and Lippi’s Annunciation. Both of the artists were influenced by their age. Lippi lived in Italy between 1406 and 1469 and Rosetti from 1828 to 1882. Lippi’s background of Italian Renaissance determined his style to a large extent. In Florence where Lippi lived the economic changes of the tim
Julie Gibson
Julie Gibson
Julie Gibson English 2 - Pre-AP 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 the beauty in nature. Poets of the same century have multiple views, many differing. Two major twentieth centu
Dialectic And Spectacle In The Harrowing Of Hell
Dialectic And Spectacle In The Harrowing Of Hell
Dialectic And Spectacle In The Harrowing Of Hell Word Count: 4490 Roland Barthes\'s essay on The World of Wrestling draws analogically on the ancient theatre to contextualize wrestling as a cultural myth where the grandiloquence of the ancient is preserved and the spectacle of excess is displayed. Barthes\'s critique -- which is above all a rewriting of what was to understand what is -- is useful here insofar as it may be applied back to theatre as another open-air spectacle. But in this case,
Existentialism in the early 19th Century
Existentialism in the early 19th Century
Existentialism in the early 19th Century Major Themes Because of the diversity of positions associated with existentialism, the term is impossible to define precisely. Certain themes common to virtually all existentialist writers can, however, be identified. The term itself suggests one major theme: the stress on concrete individual existence and, consequently, on subjectivity, individual freedom, and choice. Moral Individualism Most philosophers since Plato have held that the highest ethical g
General Analysis Of John Irving's Works
General Analysis Of John Irving's Works
General Analysis Of John Irving\'s Works Word Count: 1171 John Winslow Irving stands out as one of the finest contemporary American authors. Born in Exeter, New Hampshire in July 1942, Irving attended an Exeter prep school at which his stepfather taught history. Although he excelled at English, he was discouraged by the fact that he was dyslexic, a condition which wasn\'t recognized back then and so had trouble keeping up. An avid wrestler, he attended the University of New Hampshire on a wrest
History--Historical Analysis Of Jerzy Kosinski's T
History--Historical Analysis Of Jerzy Kosinski's T
History--Historical Analysis Of Jerzy Kosinski\'s The Painted Bird Word Count: 2551 The Painted Bird Recibio una \'A plus\' para ese papel! An obscure village in Poland, sheltered from ideas and industrialization, seemed a safe place to store ones most precious valuable: a 6-year-old boy. Or so it seemed to the parents who abandoned their only son to protect him from the Nazis in the beginning of Jerzy Kosinskis provocative 1965 novel The Painted Bird. After his guardian Marta dies and her deca
Nemerov's contribution to our literature--as a gi
Nemerov's contribution to our literature--as a gi
Nemerov\'s contribution to our literature--as a gifted writer of fiction and critical prose, but pre-eminently as a poet-- does not seem to me to have received as much celebrity as it deserves. Nemerov\'s virtues are all in fact unfashionable ones for our time: vivid intelligence, an irreverent sense of humor, a mastery of formal verse, an awareness of mystery (Books 3). Although known primarily as a poet, Howard Nemerov has also distinguished himself as a critic, short story writer, and no
Judaism's Modernization In America
Judaism's Modernization In America
Judaism\'s Modernization In America Word Count: 1545 The Jewish way of life has been affected in a tremendous way by the people of the United States of America. By the time of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, there were only 2500 Jews in America. For forty years beginning in 1840, 250,000 Jews (primarily from Germany, Hungary, and Bohemia) entered this country. Anti-Semitism and economic woes in Eastern Europe went from bad to worse after the pogroms of 1881-1882. Almost three mi
Life And Works Of George Orwell
Life And Works Of George Orwell
Life And Works Of George Orwell Word Count: 3284 In his short life, George Orwell managed to author several works which would inspire debate across the political spectrum for years to come due to his extreme views on Totalitarianism as exemplified in his novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four. Orwell is now regarded as one of the finest essayists in Modern English literature because of his inspired common sense and a power of steady thought. Orwell was born Eric Arthur Blair in Bengal on January 23, 1903.
The Literary Contributions of King Alfred the Grea
The Literary Contributions of King Alfred the Grea
The Literary Contributions of King Alfred the Great Our understanding of the literary achievements of King Alfred depend very much upon what we believe about his early education. If we are content to accept the stories of Asser, the famous biographer of Alfred, that he reached his twelfth birthday before he learned to read (Keynes 75), then we must reckon his literary career as a phenomenon which can only be described, not explained. Or, if that is not satisfactory, we may compare him in his ad
Copyright (C) 1996 By Kevin McKillop
Copyright (C) 1996 By Kevin McKillop
Copyright (C) 1996 By Kevin McKillop Lord of the Flies Essay Grade 11 Advanced English A running theme in Lord of the Flies is that man is savage at heart, always ultimately reverting back to an evil and primitive nature. The cycle of man\'s rise to power, or righteousness, and his inevitable fall from grace is an important point that book proves again and again, often comparing man with characters from the Bible to give a more vivid picture of his descent. Lord Of The Flies symbolizes this fal
Machiavelli
Machiavelli
Machiavelli Word Count: 1660 The term Machiavellian refers to someone who is unscrupulous, cunning, cynical, and unprincipled (Goods 1998). Many scholars agree that this particular adjective would have dismayed Niccolo Machiavelli, the man from whom the term is derived. In reality he has been attributed as being one of the brightest lights of the Italian Renaissance through his works as not only a writer, but also as an influential philosopher of history and political thought. His most famous w
Magazine Article Summaries
Magazine Article Summaries
Magazine Article Summaries Word Count: 1538 To: Mr. Teach – Eng 201 From: name goes here Subject: Major Assignment #3 -- Journal Entries Date: May 8, 2000 JOURNAL #1-- INC. THE MAGAZINE FOR GROWING COMPANIES May 1994. Publisher: James J. Spanfeller, 488 Madison Ave., 6th Floor New York, NY 10022 (212) 326-2600 Audience Statement: Inc. speaks directly to the entrepreneur, sole-proprietor, small business partnerships. Advertising: There were several advertisements including investing, retirement,
A Reflection
A Reflection
A Reflection On Melville\'s Accomplishments Brad Jones Ms Carman Period 6 American Literature Mellville As an author Melville both courted failure and scorned success.(pg. 613, A Companion to Melville Studies). How many famous legends in time have existed to know no fame. How many remarkable artist have lived and died never receiving due credit for there work. Herman Melville is clearly an artist of words. Herman Melville is certainly a prodigy when it comes to writing. Herman Melville never
Introduction: Literature offers a strong and passi
Introduction: Literature offers a strong and passi
Introduction: Literature offers a strong and passionate voice for the past. The literature of the Native Canadian is a voice we, the people of Canada, can no longer ignore. There is little to be gained by dwelling on the past. Nevertheless, there is much to be realized by accepting what has passed, with all of its mistakes and dust we might otherwise wish to hide under the carpets. English literature, since at least the sixteenth century, has a firm grounding in Canadian history. As a white Ang
Research Paper
Research Paper
Research Paper Word Count: 882 Values and Beliefs of an American People Long before America received a name, there existed a dream of a good land that man might discover for himself, a land full of material riches and spiritual hope. The prospect stirred man’s vivid imaginations as well as their explorations, and they were willing to sacrifice for their visions and ideals. The earliest of American writings were solely concerned with the dream of a new world and the sacrifices necessary for the
February 21, 1997
February 21, 1997
February 21, 1997 Epic Works Epics by definition are long narrative poems, that are grand in both theme and style (Webster 417). They usually involve actions of great glory and are typically centered around historical or legendary events of universal significance. Most epics deal with the deeds of a single individual, however, it is not uncommon to have more than one main character. Epics embody several main features including: supernatural forces, sometimes the deity of the time, that shape th