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Metaphors that Justify War
Metaphors that Justify War
Metaphors that Justify War Metaphors that Justify War Kevin Steiner Truth Uncloaked Do you think we had all the information that was at the President\'s disposal when he made the decision to deploy our troops in the Gulf? Do you think having that information might have made you feel more comfortable about our involvement? Should our government decide what we get to know and what we don\'t? By in large, we hear exactly what our government wants us to hear. Knowing this, at no other time parallel
The Need for Federal Government Involvement in Edu
The Need for Federal Government Involvement in Edu
The Need for Federal Government Involvement in Education Reform The Need for Federal Government Involvement in Education Reform by____________ Political Science 2301 Federal and State Government OVERVIEW For centuries, generations of families have congregated in the same community or in the same general region of the country. Children grew up expecting to earn a living much like their fathers and mothers or other adults in their community. Any advanced skills they required beyond the three R\'s
TQM In An Accounting Environment
TQM In An Accounting Environment
TQM In An Accounting Environment TQM In An Accounting Environment Chapter One: Description of the problem: All companies need effective employees in order to complete the necessary daily tasks and attain a profit. Many employers do not receive the peak level of performance from their workers due to the fact that the employees do not feel they are having an effect on the quality of service they are offering, or cannot see any tangible outcome from their efforts. This chapter describes several di
Treatments of Alcoholism
Treatments of Alcoholism
Treatments of Alcoholism Treatments of Alcoholism Alcoholism can destroy the life of an alcoholic and devastate the alcoholic\'s family. But it also has overwhelming consequences for society. Consider these statistics from the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence: *In 1988, alcoholism and problems related to it cost the United States an estimated $85.8 billion in mortality and reduced productivity; *Fetal alcohol syndrome, caused by a woman\'s drinking during pregnancy, afflicts f
Violent Behavior in Society
Violent Behavior in Society
Violent Behavior in Society Violent Behavior in Society It gained through violent behavior is only temporary and it lasts until the time of revenge comes around. Violence was glorified hundreds of years ago. Back then it was a form of a pure entertainment. We know how among ancient Romans, gladiators (usually slaves or captives trained for the purpose),fought with swords or other weapons at public shows. The more harm the gladiators inflicted the bigger hero he was, and the more respect he ga
What is an Education?
What is an Education?
What is an Education? What is an Education? According to the Oxford English Dictionary one of the definitions of the word education is: The systematic instruction, schooling or training given to the young in preparation for the work of life; by extension, similar instruction or training obtained in adult age. Also, the whole course of scholastic instruction which a person has received. Often with limiting words denoting the nature of the predominant subject of the instruction or kind of life
1984: The Party Has Many Slogans
1984: The Party Has Many Slogans
1984: The Party Has Many Slogans 1984: The Party Has Many Slogans In George Orwell\'s 1984, the Party, the government of Oceania, has many slogans. One of the sayings is “Big Brother Is Watching You”. Despite the fact that the slogan is only mentioned a few times throughout the novel, it embodies the government that Orwell has created. We first learn of the slogan when the setting is described on the first page of the book. Orwell depicts, in explicit detail, the sights, sounds, and smells of O
1984: Summary and Reactions
1984: Summary and Reactions
1984: Summary and Reactions 1984: Summary and Reactions Summary Chapter 1 and 2 We are introduced to Winston Smith the main character of the story. Works at Ministry of truth. Ministry of truth is one of four government buildings in destroyed London, the main city of Airstrip One, a province of Oceania. Year is 1984 and three contries are at war, Oceania, Eurasia and Eastasia. Oceania is run by the party whose leader is Big Brother. Winston is sick of his life in the ruined city and decides to
A Doll's House: Nora Perceived by Other Characters
A Doll's House: Nora Perceived by Other Characters
A Doll\'s House: Nora Perceived by Other Characters A Doll\'s House: Nora Perceived by Other Characters Nancy Landis Ms. Holmes, p.1 English 12 12 February 1995 In the Victorian age many woman were thought of as mere objects. Most woman has no real social status and were not allowed to express themselves freely. A Doll\'s House, a play by Henrik Ibsen, has brought controversy to the conclusion in which Nora leaves her family. Nora perceived in many different ways is the catalyst that forces Nor
Animal Farm: Political Issues
Animal Farm: Political Issues
Animal Farm: Political Issues Animal Farm: Political Issues Eric Arthur Blair, better known by his psuedonym George Orwell, is an English author commonly known to write about political issues. Orwell has been highly acclaimed and criticized for his novels, including one of his most famous, Animal Farm. In a satirical form, George Orwell uses personified farm animals to express his views on stalinism in the novel Animal Farm. Throughout Orwell\'s early novels, democratic socialism kept the autho
Mavis Gallant's Bernadette
Mavis Gallant's Bernadette
Mavis Gallant\'s Bernadette Mavis Gallant\'s Bernadette Fear, it has a way of controlling everything that it comes in contact with. As young children we are introduced to this intimidating desire with intrigue and suspicion. As we age, the thoughts of fears become more like realities, ideas of loneliness and death enter the picture as comprehensible thoughts and views of the future. These issues make up the foundation of the Mavis Gallant story Bernadette. In this story we are presented with
A Review: The Day of the Jackal
A Review: The Day of the Jackal
A Review: The Day of the Jackal A Review: The Day of the Jackal Josh Holloway Period 2, English 3-4 The Day of the Jackal, written by Fredrick Forsyth, is a fictional novel that displays the author\'s brilliance by setting a mood and connecting you with the characters. The Day of the Jackal takes place in post World War II in France. The Jackal is a professional assassin, whose name is not revealed, who is hired by a French terrorist group to kill Charles de Gualle, the President of France. Thi
The Development of Desire
The Development of Desire
The Development of Desire The Development of Desire The development of the male warrior, throughout literature, has a direct relationship with the development of western civilization. The attributes a warrior holds, fall respectively with the attributes that each society held as valuable. These characteristics, started by societies ideals, become the warrior\'s only reasons for continuing their heroics. The ideals however do change with each warrior. At the beginning we have a warrior with one
Creative Story: Fast Eddie
Creative Story: Fast Eddie
Creative Story: Fast Eddie Creative Story: Fast Eddie by Rick Vallejos (Daredevil or [email protected]) (Comments appreciated) Where do I begin... to write down my misadventure. I would have never picked up a pen and began had it not been for my host. He\'s the type of fellow who tells you what to do and his partners (soldiers) make sure you did just as your told. This hideout, this fortress has more weapons than I\'ve seen in months. There is a guard at my door this minute, put there for my p
Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men: Character Stu
Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men: Character Stu
Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men: Character Study Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men: Character Study The American Novelist, John Steinbeck was a powerful writer of dramatic stories about good versus bad. His own views on writing were that not only should a writer make the story sound good but also the story written should teach a lesson. In fact, Steinbeck focused many of his novels, not on average literary themes rather he tended to relay messages about the many hard truths of life in The
Gulliver's Travels
Gulliver's Travels
Gulliver\'s Travels Gulliver\'s Travels February 27, 1996 As a seemingly wise and educated man, throughout the novel Gulliver\'s Tarvels, the narrator cleverly gains the reader\'s respect as a thinking and observant individual. With this position in mind, the comments and ideas that Gulliver inflicts upon those reading about his journeys certainly have their own identity as they coincide with his beliefs and statements on the state of humanity and civilization in particular. Everywhere Gulliver
Harrison Bergeron
Harrison Bergeron
Harrison Bergeron Harrison Bergeron In Harrison Bergeron Kurt Vonnegut depicts a society in which everyone is mentally, physically, and socially equal. Throughout the history of our country, Americans have sought racial, gender, and socio-economic equality. On paper such a society seems ideal. Through the story one might infer that Vonnegut views the concept of total equality as ludicrous. Equality can be interpreted many ways. One point of view is the American belief that everybody should be
History of Pete Dalberg Family
History of Pete Dalberg Family
History of Pete Dalberg Family History of Pete Dalberg Family By Jesse G. More This is Jesse G. More presenting a history of the Dalberg family starting with my Grandparents Pete and Ingaborg Dalberg. Both of my grandparents were born in Apple Bowl Sweden in the province of Dollernaw. Dollernaw is the province that is close to the Norwegian boarder that is in timber country. Pete was born in 1858 he died in 1943 at the age of 85. My Grandmother, Ingaborg was born in 1856 and died in 1944 at the
The Reaper's Image
The Reaper's Image
The Reaper\'s Image The Reaper\'s Image This story is about two men who were transporting an antique mirrow from the first floor of an old museum to the fifth. Their names were Spangler and Carlin. This mirror had a history of being haunted, and some people would look into the mirror and see a hooded figure standing behind them. This figure was presumed to be Death, and whenever someone would see this figure they were never seen again. Carlin spends the whole story trying to convice Spangler th
Song of Solomon: Milkman Dead - Respecting and Lis
Song of Solomon: Milkman Dead - Respecting and Lis
Song of Solomon: Milkman Dead - Respecting and Listening to Women Song of Solomon: Milkman Dead - Respecting and Listening to Women In Toni Morrison\'s Song of Solomon, Milkman Dead becomes a man by learning to respect and to listen to women. In the first part of the novel, he emulates his father, by being deaf to women\'s wisdom and women\'s needs, and casually disrespecting the women he should most respect. He chooses to stray from his father\'s example and leaves town to obtain his inheritan
Creative Story: Lycanthrope
Creative Story: Lycanthrope
Creative Story: Lycanthrope Creative Story: Lycanthrope You think you know a person. You think you know them, right up until the day they come out and tell you about all their deep, dark secrets and this whole other life they\'ve been leading that you never even knew about. At least, that was the case with my good friend, Lyle Lawrence Kingly. My name, for the information of the curious, is Niles Jameson. I knew Lyle Kingly for a good many years and was actually an associate of his for a short
Mark Twain and His Masterpiece: The Adventures of
Mark Twain and His Masterpiece: The Adventures of
Mark Twain and His Masterpiece: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain and His Masterpiece: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn ________ A Research Paper Presented to Mr. Neil of Chula Vista High School ________ In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for English 10 Honors/Gate ________ By: Id #: 937228 May 16, 1996 Outline I. Samuel Clemens A. Who he is B. Where he was born C. Family II. How Samuel came to be Mark Twain A. His working life B. First writings III. The Adventures of Huck
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
Of Mice and Men: Mini-Critique
Of Mice and Men: Mini-Critique
Of Mice and Men: Mini-Critique Of Mice and Men: Mini-Critique John Steinbeck was born in Salinas California on February 27, 1902. His mother was a school teacher in the public school in Salinas. Steinbeck grew up in the beautiful Salinas Valley which furnished most of the material for his novels. His mother read to him, at an early age, famous literature of the world which planted a seed in his imagination. He entered Stanford in 1920, remaining there until 1925 but never graduating. In 1930 St
The Pearl: Prequel
The Pearl: Prequel
The Pearl: Prequel The Pearl: Prequel It was a dark and stormy night ... no that\'s not it. It was a beautiful sunny day ... not it either. Could it be uhh... On that rainy day when the sea would not quit, the sky growled and men shuttered in their huts. That\'s it !! Well now that I seem to temporarily regained my memory Ill tell you the story of that horrible season of the oyster conference. What\'s that you don\'t know what the oyster conference is! You see it is a time when the oysters of t
Canterbury Tales: The Knight
Canterbury Tales: The Knight
Canterbury Tales: The Knight Canterbury Tales: The Knight In his prologue, Geoffrey Chaucer introduces all of the characters who are involved in this fictional journey and who will tell the tales. One of the more interesting of the characters included in this introductory section is the Knight. Chaucer initially refers to the Knight as a most distinguished man and, indeed, his sketch of the Knight is highly complimentary. In this essay, I will contrast Chaucer\'s ideal Knight with its modern
The Great Gatsby: Realism
The Great Gatsby: Realism
The Great Gatsby: Realism The Great Gatsby: Realism F. Scott Fitzgerald\'s The Great Gatsby has been labelled a masterpiece, and perhaps even one of the greatest novels of all time. In order to be revered as a classic, a novel must have one or more qualities that place it above the rest. One of The Great Gatsby\'s best qualities is Fitzgerald\'s incredible use of realism. This realism is evident in the development of plot, setting, and characters throughout the novel. The Great Gatsby is well k
21 Febuary, 1997
21 Febuary, 1997
21 Febuary, 1997 18th Century Literature The 18th century is a period of great literary works. The styles are different throughout the period, but the unity of the work is still present. Much of this period focused on public and general themes, until the Pre-Romantic era when literary works began to focus upon personal expression. 18th century literature can be broken down into three main parts: the Restoration, the Age of Pope, and Pre-Romantics. The literature of the Restoration period covers
The Jungle: The Appeal of Socialism
The Jungle: The Appeal of Socialism
The Jungle: The Appeal of Socialism The Jungle: The Appeal of Socialism During the late 1800\'s and early 1900\'s hundreds of thousands of European immigrants migrated to the United States of America. They had aspirations of success, prosperity and their own conception of the American Dream. The majority of the immigrants believed that their lives would completely change for the better and the new world would bring nothing but happiness. Advertisements that appeared in Europe offered a bright f
The Last of the Mohicans
The Last of the Mohicans
The Last of the Mohicans The Last of the Mohicans The story The Last Of The Mohicans takes place in eastern Canada and in the area of modern New York State. This area is also called the St.Lawernce Low Lands. The book takes place in the year 1757 during the third year of the colonial wars between England and France. The books main character is about a man named Hawkeye who is a white man but his parents were killed and he was raised by a mohican man named Chingachgook. In the book Hawkeye helps
November 20, 1995
November 20, 1995
November 20, 1995 1963: The Hope that Stemmed from the Fight for Equality There is a desire in every person\'s inner being to strive for equality. The fight for equalization has existed throughout time. Jews, Negroes, women, and homosexuals are examples of those who have been inspired to fight for equal rights, for justice, and for freedom. The struggle for black equality was the event that turned the United States of America upside down. For over two centuries, Negroes have struggled to work t
The Scarlet Letter: Review
The Scarlet Letter: Review
The Scarlet Letter: Review The Scarlet Letter: Review Adultery, betrayal, promiscuity, subterfuge, and intrigue, all of which would make an excellent coming attraction on the Hollywood scene and probably a pretty good book. Add Puritan ideals and writing styles, making it long, drawn out, tedious, wearisome, sleep inducing, insipidly asinine, and the end result is The Scarlet Letter. Despite all these things it is considered a classic and was a statement of the era. The Scarlet Letter is a wond
Creative Writing: The Search
Creative Writing: The Search
Creative Writing: The Search Creative Writing: The Search I used to work for the F.B.I., in the Portland office. It was my childhood dream to be the one who gets the bad guy. My fiftieth birthday was in just three months. I had a wife and three children, still do, and the same job I\'d had since my graduation from Quantico. We were living just outside Portland. My oldest son, John jr., was in his third year at Washington. The twins were high school seniors at this time and my pride and joy, dad
In George Orwell’s 1984, the Party, the government
In George Orwell’s 1984, the Party, the government
In George Orwell’s 1984, the Party, the government of Oceania, has many slogans. One of the sayings is “Big Brother Is Watching You”. Despite the fact that the slogan is only mentioned a few times throughout the novel, it embodies the government that Orwell has created. We first learn of the slogan when the setting is described on the first page of the book. Orwell depicts, in explicit detail, the sights, sounds, and smells of Oceania. When illustrating the hallways of Victory Mansions, Winston
1984
1984
1984 -George Orwell Summary Chapter 1 and 2 We are introduced to Winston Smith the main character of the story. Works at Ministry of truth. Ministry of truth is one of four government buildings in destroyed London, the main city of Airstrip One, a province of Oceania. Year is 1984 and three contries are at war, Oceania, Eurasia and Eastasia. Oceania is run by the party whose leader is Big Brother. Winston is sick of his life in the ruined city and decides to keep a diary. This is against the la
1984 -George Orwell
1984 -George Orwell
1984 -George Orwell Word Count: 3050 SUNDAY, NOV 14, 1993 Summary Chapter 1 and 2 We are introduced to Winston Smith the main character of the story. Works at Ministry of truth. Ministry of truth is one of four government buildings in destroyed London, the main city of Airstrip One, a province of Oceania. Year is 1984 and three contries are at war, Oceania, Eurasia and Eastasia. Oceania is run by the party whose leader is Big Brother. Winston is sick of his life in the ruined city and decides to
The Witching Hour
The Witching Hour
The Witching Hour The Witching Hour Title: The Witching Hour Author: Anne Rice Copyright Date: 1990 Number of Page Read: 1043 Three main elements classify the genre: Gothic, Mystery, and Romance. I classify Gothic novels as stories pertaining to a dismal atmosphere, such as Edgar Allan Poe\'s literature. . Lovers who unlock thirteen generation\'s of Mayfair family secrets and incest; discovering that their intervention becomes a more complex-intertwining destiny. Our Antagonist Michael Curry, a
Waterlily by Ella Cara Deloria
Waterlily by Ella Cara Deloria
Waterlily by Ella Cara Deloria Waterlily by Ella Cara Deloria Mn. History 2-3-97 Waterlily is a book based on the events that happen within a particular Dakota Indian family\'s life. Not only does it depict the affairs of blue Bird\'s life and her family, but it documents the rituals and culture of the Dakota people. With illustrative words and graphic details, the incidences within the story can be visualized and understood. The story begins with the occurrences that take place with a certain
Creative Writing: X-Men
Creative Writing: X-Men
Creative Writing: X-Men Creative Writing: X-Men Zach Dotsey English 101 Section 30 12 December, 1996 When many people hear about the X-Men, they think of a silly kid\'s comic book, but that is not so. X-Men, actually most comic books in general, are a unique blend of two classic art forms; drawings, sometimes even paintings, and storytelling. A comic artist must be able to convey the right mood and feeling for his or her art. They must also be able to fluidly tell a story and fit it all in the
27 Years of Influential 60 Minutes
27 Years of Influential 60 Minutes
27 Years of Influential 60 Minutes Since 1968 America has been better enlightened than previously concerning current events and happenings around the world. A considerable factor for this occurrence is the television program 60 Minutes which debuted on the air in September of 1968. Many other television newsmagazines have been produced since its creation, however none have possessed the longevity nor the influence of 60 Minutes. Infact, 60 Minutes, which is owned by CBS News, was the first regu
Mythology: Important Part of History
Mythology: Important Part of History
Mythology: Important Part of History Mythology: Important Part of History Bullfinch once said Mythology is the handmaid of literature.... That means that mythology is necessarily subservient or subordinate to literature. I personally think that is not true. Let me introduce myself. My name is Aphrodite, goddess of beauty and sexual desire. Mythology is important and interesting . In fact, I think I may be the most interesting of all the gods. Well, at least the most beautiful. In this auto bi
Beowulf
Beowulf
Beowulf Beowulf Beowulf was written in a time when Christianity was a newly budding religion in England. Throughout the book there are obvious references to both Christian and Pagan rituals. The characters in the epic are newly found Christians who are trying to remain true to their new faith but are weak and hence, in times of great trouble, they resort back to their Pagan traditions and gods out of fear. Pagan rituals in the book are usually present only as reflections of the past or in times
Myth- Aliki, The Gods and Goddesses of Olympics
Myth- Aliki, The Gods and Goddesses of Olympics
Myth- Aliki, The Gods and Goddesses of Olympics Myth- Aliki, The Gods and Goddesses of Olympics History 106-05 Nov. 27, 1996 Eng. 265-01 Oct. 1, 1996 Prof Janice Antczak Myth- Aliki , The Gods and Goddesses of Olympics , Harper Collins Publishers , 1994 . After reading The Gods and Goddesses of Olympus , my first reaction was that it was a wonderful and fascinating example of how Greek mythology explains the theories about life , death , and the wonders of nature . Although I enjoyed the book ,
King Arthur
King Arthur
King Arthur King Arthur By the ninth century people all over were telling the fabulous tales and romances about Arthur and his kingdom. The common people heard them sung by bards, while in the court poets wrote different versions. In each retelling the speaker would select certain details for emphasis and introduce new elements, so that the story could be adapted to the particular time and audience. Although most historians believe that there actually did exist an Arthur, they differ on how maj
Mayan Beliefs
Mayan Beliefs
Mayan Beliefs Mayan Beliefs The Mayans believe that Mother Earth was a gigantic monster. It was an alligator, toad, and a turtle combined. Above her was a sky with a layer for each planet and spheres of movement for the sun and the moon. Below her was the underworld where heavenly bodies passed when out of sight. All around her were the spirits of rain and thunder. The deities of the food plants and animals attended her. All nature was alive and it was constantly dying and being reborn (Burland
Assignment: Mythology Research Project
Assignment: Mythology Research Project
Assignment: Mythology Research Project Assignment: Mythology Research Project English E3-19 September 27, 1996 In The Yoruba and Madagascar myths of creation, the beginning of the world was a formless Chaos which was neither sea nor land. Orisha Nla, also called the Great God, was sent down from the sky to the Chaos by Olorun, the Supreme Being. His obligatory mission was to create solid land and to aid him in the accomplishment of this task, he was given a snail shell, a pigeon, and a five-toe
Black Elk Speaks
Black Elk Speaks
Black Elk Speaks Black Elk Speaks The book Black Elk Speaks was written in the early 1930\'s by author John G. Neihardt, after interviewing the medicine man named Black Elk. Neihardt was already a published writer, and prior to this particular narrative he was at work publishing a collection of poems titled Cycle of the West. Although he was initially seeking infor-mation about a peculiar Native American religious movement that occurred at the end of the 19th century for the conclusion his poet
Vampires
Vampires
Vampires Vampires Vampires have been seen and documented throughout history. The history of vampires goes further back in time than most people realize. The chaldeans, who lived near the Euphrates river in the southwestern part of Asia more than five hundred years before the time of Christ , feared vampire or creatures similar to vampires enough so that they created charms to protect themselves from being attacked by such creatures. The Assyrians and the Babylonians feared a creature similar to
The Effects of UFO's on People
The Effects of UFO's on People
The Effects of UFO\'s on People The Effects of UFO\'s on People By Steve Edwards Almost every civilization in history that has kept a written history has recorded the sightings of strange objects and lights in the skies. These objects have been described as glowing wheels, colored balls of light, and disk shaped objects. Today unexplained aerial phenomena are generally referred to as unidentified flying objects (UFO\'s) or flying saucers. The effects of extra terrestrial sightings can have an a
Tiberius Claudius Nero Caesar
Tiberius Claudius Nero Caesar
Tiberius Claudius Nero Caesar Tiberius Claudius Nero Caesar Tiberius Claudius Nero Caesar was born in Rome on November 16, 42 BC. Four years after his birth his mother divorced his father and married Octavian. Tiberius was a descendant of the Claudian family who moved to Rome shortly after the foundation of the city. The Claudians did not respect others who were not of noble ancestry. After Tiberius was four he was raised to be a loyal servant of Augustus. Tiberius is associated with Augustus f