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Answer America's Call
Answer America's Call
Answer America\'s Call Answer America\'s Call Throughout the history of America there have been several different answers to her call. Every different time period has had it\'s own call, from the days of Jefferson and the Constitution, to the days of Kennedy and the Vietnam conflict. What is this generation\'s call? With the Cold War dead and behind us, America is calling from a different line. No longer is America in need of a sophisticated high budget military, but for new minds and ideas. Lo
Julius Caesar: Military and Political Strength
Julius Caesar: Military and Political Strength
Julius Caesar: Military and Political Strength Julius Caesar: Military and Political Strength Perhaps no other man in the history of the world symbolizes military and political strength as much as does Gaius Julius Caesar. This man became a legend for his military exploits and an almost global setting, his political manipulations which covered decades of cycles which covered power and loss of power, and his personal life which to have been played in the most melodramatic and theatrical manner.
Creon's Role Of King and His Responsibilities
Creon's Role Of King and His Responsibilities
Creon\'s Role Of King and His Responsibilities Creon\'s Role Of King and His Responsibilities The role of the king in the time of Greek tragedies was simultaneously desired and dreaded because of the king\'s responsibility to the people and because of the effects of the position on the king\'s character. Creon reveals such ambivalent thoughts towards the kingship in his speech defending himself from Oedipus\'s conspiracy accusation in Oedipus the King; these ambivalent thoughts reveal much abou
Do UFOs Exist?
Do UFOs Exist?
Do UFOs Exist? Do UFOs Exist? I have gathered many sources and have come to the conclusion that UFOs do exist. Sightings of unusual aerial phenomena date back to ancient times, but only after 1947, have UFOs been widely discussed because of publication world wide. Many things support this concept such as sightings, crop circles, encounters, and abductions. At least 90% of UFO sightings can be identified as conventional objects, Although time consuming investigations are necessary for such ident
Richard Lederer: His Works
Richard Lederer: His Works
Richard Lederer: His Works Richard Lederer: His Works Richard Lederer was once asked where he would get all these funny stories he answered: Ever since I became a writer, I had found that questions the most difficult to answer and had only recently come up with an analogy that I thought would satisfy both my audience and me. Pouncing on the opportunity to unveil my spanking new explanation, I countered with, Where does the spider get its web? The idea, of course, was that the spider is not awa
Heart of Darkness: Ignorance and Racism
Heart of Darkness: Ignorance and Racism
Heart of Darkness: Ignorance and Racism Heart of Darkness: Ignorance and Racism David Yu Joseph Conrad develops themes of personal power, individual responsibility, and social justice in his book Heart of Darkness. His book has all the trappings of the conventional adventure tale - mystery, exotic setting, escape, suspense, unexpected attack. Chinua Achebe concluded, Conrad, on the other hand, is undoubtedly one of the great stylists of modern fiction and a good story-teller into the bargain
How Advertising Affects What You Buy
How Advertising Affects What You Buy
How Advertising Affects What You Buy How Advertising Affects What You Buy Catherine Crawford English 1A MW 4-515 Dr. Bergmann November 13, 1994 (Research Paper) OUTLINE Thesis: Advertising has different effects on consumers, it changes their prospective on what is, and what is not, worth buying, what they buy and when they buy it. 1. How advertisers target a certain background or area for their product, and how they get your attention. 2. What advertisers use to get you to buy their product, su
An Examination of Similes in the Iliad - and how H
An Examination of Similes in the Iliad - and how H
An Examination of Similes in the Iliad - and how Homer\'s Use of Them Affected the Story An Examination of Similes in the Iliad - and how Homer\'s Use of Them Affected the Story In the Iliad, Homer finds a great tool in the simile. Just by opening the book in a random place the reader is undoubtedly faced with one, or within a few pages. Homer seems to use everyday activities, at least for the audience, his fellow Greeks, in these similes nearly exclusively. When one is confronted with a situat
Internal Combustion Engines
Internal Combustion Engines
Internal Combustion Engines Internal Combustion Engines Introduction Internal Combustion Engine, a heat engine in which the fuel is burned ( that is, united with oxygen ) within the confining space of the engine itself. This burning process releases large amounts of energy, which are transformed into work through the mechanism of the engine. This type of engine different from the steam engine, which process with an external combustion engine that fuel burned apart from the engine. The principal
Indians By Jane Tompkins: How Bias Affect Ones C
Indians By Jane Tompkins: How Bias Affect Ones C
Indians By Jane Tompkins: How Bias Affect Ones Concept of History Indians By Jane Tompkins: How Bias Affect Ones Concept of History Whenever you are in any educational situation, you are subject to perspectives and bias of the instructors. In an essay entitled Indians, by Jane Tompkins, it discusses how different biases may reflect upon one\'s concept of history. It is imperative to realize that when learning, which generally involves someone\'s concept of history, we are consequently sub
Cartoons: Land of Imagination
Cartoons: Land of Imagination
Cartoons: Land of Imagination Cartoons: Land of Imagination Just as Moses climbed Mount Sinai to receive the ten commands, the following are the ten laws that govern my most interesting place. 1. Any body suspended in space will remain in space until made aware of its situation. 2. Any body in motion will tend to remain in motion until solid matter intervenes suddenly. 3. Any body passing through solid matter will leave a perforation conforming to its perimeter. 4. The time required for an obje
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
Lost Heritage in Alice Walker's Everyday Use
Lost Heritage in Alice Walker's Everyday Use
Lost Heritage in Alice Walker\'s Everyday Use Lost Heritage in Alice Walker\'s Everyday Use By contrasting the family characters in Everyday Use, Walker illustrates the mistake by some of placing the significance of heritage solely in material objects. Walker presents Mama and Maggie, the younger daughter, as an example that heritage in both knowledge and form passes from one generation to another through a learning and experience connection. However, by a broken connection, Dee, the olde
Moby Dick
Moby Dick
Moby Dick Moby Dick by Cazi Brasga Honors English III 9/04/96 I. Biographical Insights A. The culture this great author was a part of was the time in American history where inspiring works of literature began to emerge. It was also a time when American writers had not completely separated its literary heritage from Europe, partly because there were successful literary genius\' flourishing there. B. Herman Melville was born on August 1, 1819, he was the son of Allan and Maria Melville. During He
Neil Simon, the Most Successful Playwright in The
Neil Simon, the Most Successful Playwright in The
Neil Simon, the Most Successful Playwright in The History of Theatre Neil Simon, the Most Successful Playwright in The History of Theatre It can be argued that Neil Simon is not only America\'s most successful playwright, but also the most successful playwright in the history of theatre.1 Despite being criticized for lack of substance, his hugely successful comedies are consistently revived, whether on Broadway or in other community or dinner theatres. Last week the University of Notre Dame\'
Book Review: Nemesis
Book Review: Nemesis
Book Review: Nemesis Book Review: Nemesis Name of Book: Nemesis Author: Isaac Asimov was born in 1920 in Petrovichi, Russia. When he was three years of age, his family immigrated to the United States and settled in Brooklyn, New York. Asimov turned to full time writing in 1958. This accomplished writer is best known for his novels dealing with science fiction. However, his works extend to other subjects. These include humour, mystery, history, and some volumes involving the Bible and Shakespear
New England: A Matter of Perspective
New England: A Matter of Perspective
New England: A Matter of Perspective New England: A Matter of Perspective John Smith\'s A Description of New England and William Bradford\'s Of Plymouth Plantation both present a picture of the same pre-colonial land of New England. Mr. Smith\'s writing, out of necessity, painted a rosy picture of the new land, while Bradford\'s historical account shows early New England was not Heaven on Earth. Mr. Bradford and Mr. Smith are writing about one land, but they present two different accounts of th
Differences Between 18th Century Literature and Ro
Differences Between 18th Century Literature and Ro
Differences Between 18th Century Literature and Romantic Poetry Seen Through The Works From Alexander Pope and John Keats Differences Between 18th Century Literature and Romantic Poetry Seen Through The Works From Alexander Pope and John Keats The differences between eighteenth-century literature and romantic poems, with respect to history is constituted here. This is seen through the influential works of John Keats and Alexander Pope. These works are acknowledged as, The Rape of Lock and Th
The Repressive Governments of Zamiatin's We and Or
The Repressive Governments of Zamiatin's We and Or
The Repressive Governments of Zamiatin\'s We and Orwell\'s 1984 The Repressive Governments of Zamiatin\'s We and Orwell\'s 1984 Benjamin Bulloch Outline: Thesis: Both Zamiatin\'s We and Orwell\'s 1984 have governments that repress actions and thoughts through the use of physical and psychological force. I. Intro. II. We\'s Government\'s Use of Psychological Force A. Number system B. Sexual Registration III. 1984\'s Governments Use of Psychological Force A. Newspeak B. Doublethink IV. Both Gover
Review of John Updike's Review It Was Sad
Review of John Updike's Review It Was Sad
Review of John Updike\'s Review It Was Sad Review of John Updike\'s Review It Was Sad I chose to review John Updike\'s Review “It Was Sad” from the October 14th issue of “The New Yorker”. In the review, Updike examines several works concerning the tragedy of the Titanic. He cites these works, I feel, to support his own opinion about the event, and the different accounts of what really happened. Updike spends some time disproving the belief that the upper class male passengers heroically sac
Words and Their Implied Meanings
Words and Their Implied Meanings
Words and Their Implied Meanings Words and Their Implied Meanings Would you rather belong to the Apple Dumpling Gang or the Crypts? The connotation of the word gang reaches hit an all time low in the 1990\'s. We envision today\'s gang members as drug lords who kill each other on street corners. Society rejects and imprisons them. Once members of a gang simply shared common interests and enjoyed social acceptance, much as members of a club today. Many pairs of words have experienced a si
Standardization of the English Language
Standardization of the English Language
Standardization of the English Language Standardization of the English Language There are several important events before 1500 that when listed together show a series of steps in the struggle for English language supremacy. These steps are mainly governmental, legal and official events that pushed English usage. In 1356 The Sheriff\'s Court in London and Middlesex were conducted in English for the first time. When Parliament opened in 1362 the Statute of Pleading was issued declaring English as
Superstition in the play The Crucible by Arthur Mi
Superstition in the play The Crucible by Arthur Mi
Superstition in the play The Crucible by Arthur Miller Superstition in the play The Crucible by Arthur Miller Grade Level: 10th Date Created: September 18, 1995 Grade Received: B Written by: Erica Hankinson [email protected] Superstition and witchcraft resulted in many being hanged or in prison. In the seventeenth century, a belief in witches and witchcraft was almost universal. In Salem Massachusetts where the witch trials take place many people who are suspicious is accused of witchcra
The Deerslayer: View of The Native Americans
The Deerslayer: View of The Native Americans
The Deerslayer: View of The Native Americans The 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 novelist to demonstr
The Ironies of Orwell's 1984
The Ironies of Orwell's 1984
The Ironies of Orwell\'s 1984 The Ironies of Orwell\'s 1984 The novel 1984, by George Orwell, has many examples of irony throughout it. The two major types of irony: verbal irony and situation irony, are demonstrated again and again in this novel. In the following essay I will discuss these types of ironies and give examples of each from the book. The first type of irony is verbal irony, in which a person says or does something one way, but the true meaning is the opposite. One of the first exa
Poetry: The Law Makes Me Go
Poetry: The Law Makes Me Go
Poetry: The Law Makes Me Go Poetry: The Law Makes Me Go I drag out of bed just to come here, And you expect me to get up and Cheer? I walk through the doors to join the mass, Then It\'s off to my most boring class? Band is it and we play our song, Why does this class last so long? In Spanish I\'m lost, and with help from my pal, All I haved learned in that class is Que tal?; I head for my desk just to wait for the bell, Then it\'s off again, get me out of this hell; In Biology we\'re learning wh
The Light In The Forest: Analysis
The Light In The Forest: Analysis
The Light In The Forest: Analysis The Light In The Forest: Analysis Conrad Richter presents a historic fictional work describing the colonial frontier in The Light in the Forest. True Son, born as John Butler, was captured by the Lenni Lenape Indians at the age of four. He was adopted by them and raised as the son of their chief, Cuyloga. He became a part of the Indian culture. Later the Indians made a treaty with the whites and all white captives were to be returned to their people, including
Creative Writing: The Missed Fly Ball
Creative Writing: The Missed Fly Ball
Creative Writing: The Missed Fly Ball Creative Writing: The Missed Fly Ball It was only a fly ball, but I missed it. I missed a fly ball in the final baseball game my 3rd grade year . It was a beautiful day, a few clouds covering the extremely blue summer sky. It was very hot. I remember this because of the tremendous amount of sweat that would run down my face while I stood out in right field. When I heard that crack of the bat, all I could hope for was that the ball would not come my directio
Zinn's A People's History of the United States: Th
Zinn's A People's History of the United States: Th
Zinn\'s A People\'s History of the United States: The Oppressed Zinn\'s A People\'s History of the United States: The Oppressed Dr. Howard Zinn\'s A People\'s History of the United States might be better titled A Proletarian\'s History of the United States. In the first three chapters Zinn looks at not only the history of the conquerors, rulers, and leaders; but also the history of the enslaved, the oppressed, and the led. Like any American History book covering the time period of 1492 until th
Unbroken
Unbroken
Unbroken Unbroken I wouldn\'t know how to describe a painting or a sonata, but I can tell someone how I feel, though they rarely know what I mean. Words fail me often, but nobody notices. They aren\'t listening anyway. One person knows me. When I talk to him I feel like a knife in a drawer, because my words have power. The possible damage would be irreparable. He and I are like a house falling apart. Our sidewalk is askew and our mailbox is missing. It is painted pink and yellow. We love it, it
Voltaire's Candide: One Man's Search For True Happ
Voltaire's Candide: One Man's Search For True Happ
Voltaire\'s Candide: One Man\'s Search For True Happiness and Acceptance of Life\'s Disappointments Voltaire\'s Candide: One Man\'s Search For True Happiness and Acceptance of Life\'s Disappointments Voltaire\'s Candide is a philosophical tale of one man\'s search for true happiness and his ultimate acceptance of life\'s disappointments. Candide grows up in the Castle of Westfalia and is taught by the learned philosopher Dr. Pangloss. Candide is abruptly exiled from the castle when found kissin
Washington Irving and His Works
Washington Irving and His Works
Washington Irving and His Works Washington Irving and His Works Washington Irving was born on April 3, 1783 in Tarrytown, New York. His father was a merchant and owned an import business. Irving had literary influences early in his life. He was friends with Edgar Allen Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Charles Dickens. Washington Irving had no formal schooling. Instead, he taught himself by reading as many books as possible. Washington Irving had other interests than just writing. Irving was an inv
Willa Sibert Cather and His Works
Willa Sibert Cather and His Works
Willa Sibert Cather and His Works Willa Sibert Cather and His Works Willa Sibert Cather was an early twentieth century writer. She wrote about the qualities of courage, sensitivity, and perseverance. Most often, her novels and short stories took place in rural townships. She was born sometime in 1873, in her grandmother\'s house. She was named after an Aunt Willela who had died; however, she chose to believe that her name was derived from her grandparent\'s names. She was the first child of Cha
Wyrd
Wyrd
Wyrd Wyrd This essay will discuss the novel wryd. It will explore some of the concepts that are found in the novel and attempt to extend the issues to a point at which they become more clear, and prove the assertion that, just as Wyrd is a fast moving narrative that spans continents and ages, it is a novel of ideas. Wyrd was, in length, a short to medium novel that was written by Sue Gough. Briefly, it was the story of Berengaria, Saladin\'s daughter and wife of King Richard. After her husbands
18th Century Literature
18th Century Literature
18th Century Literature 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 perio
Summary of 1984
Summary of 1984
Summary of 1984 Summary of 1984 The story begins with Winston, the main character, coming back to his apartment from his job at the Ministry of Truth. Winston¹s job was to change recorded events, predictions made by the Party, and documents to make then ³ correct². In actuality his job was to falsify history to whatever was in the Party¹s current best interest. Whatever the Party said must always be correct and undisputable, there fore history was constantly being rewritten by people like Winst
1984: Summary
1984: Summary
1984: Summary 1984: Summary Nineteen eighty four is a tale of future society, a society in which independent thinking is a crime punishable by death. This is also a society who\'s leaders are self serving and don\'t set their goals for the common good by which all of the society will benefit. The party doesn\'t need to justify its selfish ways because it holds all of the power. The symbol of the party was Big Brother. The idealism of blind loyalty was embodied in this symbol. It was the centre
The Ironies of 1984
The Ironies of 1984
The Ironies of 1984 The Ironies of 1984 The novel 1984, by George Orwell, has many examples of irony throughout it. The two major types of irony: verbal irony and situation irony, are demonstrated again and again in this novel. In the following essay I will discuss these types of ironies and give examples of each from the book. The first type of irony is verbal irony, in which a person says or does something one way, but the true meaning is the opposite. One of the first example of this irony i
27 Years of Influential 60 Minutes
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 ow
Abbey, and His Fear of Progress
Abbey, and His Fear of Progress
Abbey, and His Fear of Progress Abbey, and His Fear of Progress Edward Abbey The day that the gray jeep with the U.S. Government decal and Bureau of Public Roads on it, Edward Abbey knew that progress had arrived. He had foreseen it, watching other parks like his, fall in the face of progress. He knew that hordes of people and their machines would come (Abbey 50-51). Most people see progress as a good thing. Abbey proclaims. I would rather take my chances in a thermonuclear war than live i
A Black Cloud
A Black Cloud
A Black Cloud A Black Cloud The heart is an organ of fire, filled with intense love and intense hatred. Yet it is the hatred which entwines the lives of people causing them to display acts of violence and cruelty. Hatred is displayed through forms which include: prejudices towards large groups of people, crimes of hatred being committed, and indirect hatred which involves hurting others as an act of rebellion against someone or something. Throughout history, the world has been afflicted by the
All Quiet On the Western Front: Themes
All Quiet On the Western Front: Themes
All Quiet On the Western Front: Themes All Quiet On the Western Front: Themes All Quiet on the Western Front is a graphic depiction of the horrors of war. In the short note before Chapter One, Remarque lets the reader know exactly what themes he intends. War is a savage and gratuitous evil, war is unnatural, and war is responsible for the destruction of an entire generation. Remarque is very clear on the strength of his themes, and uses graphic imagery to convey to the reader the physical and p
Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom!: An Innovative Narrat
Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom!: An Innovative Narrat
Faulkner\'s Absalom, Absalom!: An Innovative Narrative Technique Faulkner\'s Absalom, Absalom!: An Innovative Narrative Technique Shawn Montano Guilt should be viewed through the eyes of more than one person, southern or otherwise. William Faulkner filters the story, Absalom, Absalom!, through several minds providing the reader with a dilution of its representation. Miss Rosa, frustrated, lonely, mad, is unable to answer her own questions concerning Sutpen\'s motivation. Mr. Compson sees much o
A Comparison of Of Mice and Men and The Great D
A Comparison of Of Mice and Men and The Great D
A Comparison of Of Mice and Men and The Great Depression An Eyewitness History A Comparison of Of Mice and Men and The Great Depression An Eyewitness History The Great Depression is comparable to Lennie and George\'s life. I would like to give a comparison of George Milton and Lennie Small to the Great Depression. The time that this story took place was during the Great Depression. John Steinbeck captured the reality of this most difficult time. During the Great Depression people needed
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
A Critical Analysis of Herman Melville's Moby Dick
A Critical Analysis of Herman Melville's Moby Dick
A Critical Analysis of Herman Melville\'s Moby Dick A Critical Analysis of Herman Melville\'s Moby Dick “Moby Dick is biographic of Melville in the sense that it discloses every nook and cranny of his imagination.” (Humford 41) This paper is a psychological study of Moby Dick. Moby Dick was written out of Melville\'s person experiences. Moby Dick is a story of the adventures a person named Ishmael. Ishmael is a lonely, alienated individual who wants to see the “watery part of the world.” Moby D
Studying Humanities
Studying Humanities
Studying Humanities Studying Humanities Throughout life one faces many obstacles against himself and mankind. By triumphing over these conflicts a person develops characteristics in correspondence to his or her experience. Humanities is the study of this basic cycle of life and its effect upon all cultures and nations. Today\'s generation, like many before and many to come, can attain a better understanding of the present course of history through the study of the past mankind experiences, or H
AIDS: Myths and Facts
AIDS: Myths and Facts
AIDS: Myths and Facts AIDS: Myths and Facts Acquired Deficiency Disease is a deadly disease that has claimed many lives, both young and old, across our nation and throughout the world. Due to the lack of education concerning this disease, many myths as to how AIDS is contracted is spread. Contrary to what people believe, there are many precautions that can be taken to to avoid becoming infected. Furthermore, people who are already infected by the HIV virus need not suffer alone. The purpose of
Airships
Airships
Airships Airships INDEX PROLOGUE 2 TYPES OF AIRSHIP 2 RIGID AIRSHIP 2 NONRIGID AIRSHIP 3 HISTORY OF RIGID AIRSPS 3 HISTORY OF NONRIGID AIRSHIPS 4 AIRSHIPS TODAY 5 HINDENBURG 6 HINDENBURG DISASTER 7 PROLOGUE An airship is a type of lighter-than-air aircraft with propulsion and steering systems, it is used to carry passengers and cargo. It obtains its buoyancy from the presence of a lighter-than-air gas such as hydrogen or helium. The first airship was developed by the French, called a ballon diri
Alfred Hitchcock: 50 Years of Movie Magic
Alfred Hitchcock: 50 Years of Movie Magic
Alfred Hitchcock: 50 Years of Movie Magic Alfred Hitchcock: 50 Years of Movie Magic Alfred Hitchcock is among the few directors to combine a strong reputation for high-art film-making with great audience popularity. Throughout his career he gave his audiences more pleasure than could be asked for. The consistency of quality plot-lines and technical ingenuity earned him the recognition of being one of the greatest filmmakers of all time. His films earned him the reputation of being the master o