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ANNE BOLEYN
ANNE BOLEYN
ANNE BOLEYN Anne Boleyn was a very important, if not the most important character in Anne of a Thousand Days. The way that she behaves, and the decisions that she makes, effect the way that the ends. For example, Anne could have refused to marry Henry, and could have run away. These actions and decisions would have dramatically changed the outcome of the story, and for that matter history. Anne has many different personality traits which seem to change over time. At first she seemed rebellious.
Gies, Miep., Gold, Allison. Anne Frank Remembered.
Gies, Miep., Gold, Allison. Anne Frank Remembered.
Gies, Miep., Gold, Allison. Anne Frank Remembered. New York: Simon and Schuster Inc., 1987. 220pp. Anne Frank Remembered is the autobiography of Miep Gies, the woman who helped the Frank family survive during their two years in hiding. Her book is a primary source or first hand account of the persecution of Jewish people in Nazi occupied Holland during the second world war. It is also the first hand account of the hiding of Jews such as the Frank family, the Van Daan family, and Dr. Albert Duss
Another Breakfast At Tiffany's
Another Breakfast At Tiffany's
Another Breakfast At Tiffany\'s Word Count: 758 Truman Capote wrote the novel Breakfast at Tiffany\'s without a rhyme or a reason. He used real life characters possessing different names. It is stated that the narrator just might have been Truman himself during his early years in New York. It is clear that Mr. Capote does not believe in traditional values. He himself did come from a wealthy unorthodox family life. Capote\'s ideal woman was created in Holly Golightly, also know as Lulamae Barnes
Throughout the history of America there have been
Throughout the history of America there have been
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. Long gone are the days of fighting in the street
Anti-Semitism in The Merchant of Venice
Anti-Semitism in The Merchant of Venice
Anti-Semitism in The Merchant of Venice It is my strong belief that the play, The Merchant of Venice, should be taught in classes. If this play was banned from schools it would most certainly be a form of censorship. While minors rights are somewhat limited when it comes to this right, I think that even Minors should not be censored from this writing. The play teaches us about prejudice, and why it is wrong. People would see how everyone was hurt at one time or another by a prejudice, whether
An Interview Of Obasan
An Interview Of Obasan
An Interview Of Obasan Word Count: 836 I decided to read the novel by Joy Kogawa entitled Obasan. The novel was written in 1981 and told the details of how the Japanese were discriminated against during World War 2. The author\'s main purpose was to educated the reader on how hard life really was for her family and other Japanese Canadians living in British Columbia, and especially in Vancouver. Joy Kogawa tried to show how ignorant British Columbians really were, and that we still do not fully
Appearances
Appearances
Appearances -- a universal concern A desire to appear attractive is universal; it permeates all cultures and peoples, and stretches from the past to the present. Throughout history, both men and women have gone to great lengths to become more attractive. In all parts of the world, people take many different measures to beautify themselves. Even move, the animal world also exhibits the desire to be attractive. Male birds of paradise, with their brilliant hues, contrast sharply with the females.
Arthur C. Clarke, a science fiction author, has ha
Arthur C. Clarke, a science fiction author, has ha
Arthur C. Clarke, a science fiction author, has had a very interesting life. Arthur was born on December 16, 1917, in Minehead, England. He was the oldest of four children. His two brothers were Frederick and Michael, and his sister’s name was Mary. As a child, he enjoyed science very much. He lived on a small farm, and enjoyed frequent trips to the nearby ocean. When he was 13 years old, he constructed his own telescope, and changed a bike light to transmit sound along the path of light it gav
As the World Turns
As the World Turns
As the World Turns As the World Turns, People Remains the Same: The Canterbury Tales through written during the 14th century , tells the story of characters with the same traits, values and characteristics of people we may know today or have read about in history. I will describe the characteristics, values, and beliefs of three characters, namely; the Franklin, the Knight, the Parson. I will attempt to show that as the world turns, people seem to remain the same. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales demonstrate many di
Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales demonstrate many di
Chaucer\'s The Canterbury Tales demonstrate many different attitudes toward and perceptions of marriage. Some of these ideas are very traditional, such as that discussed in the Franklin\'s Tale, and others are more liberal such as the marriages portrayed in the Miller\'s and the Wife of Bath\'s Tales. While several of these tales are rather comical, they do indeed give us a representation of the attitudes toward marriage at that time in history. D.W. Robertson, Jr. calls marriage the solution
A Book Review Of George Orwell's 1984
A Book Review Of George Orwell's 1984
A Book Review Of George Orwell\'s 1984 Word Count: 897 Living in a society with limited freedom of expression is not, in any case, enjoyable. A Totalitarian society is a good example of such a society, because although it provides control for the people, it can deny them a great deal of freedom to express themselves. The fictional society in George Orwell’s 1984 also stands as a metaphor for a Totalitarian society. Communication, personal beliefs, and individual loyalty to the government are al
A DEFENSE OF INDIVIDUALISM Based On Foydor Dostoev
A DEFENSE OF INDIVIDUALISM Based On Foydor Dostoev
A DEFENSE OF INDIVIDUALISM Based On Foydor Dostoevsky\'s Novel:Notes From The UNderground Word Count: 802 Fyodor Dostoevsky\'s novel, NOTES FROM THE UNDERGROUND, has held many labels, such as being a case history of nuerosis or a specimen of modern tragedy. The most popular label it has obtained however, is being the author\'s defense of individualism. The novel is writen as a performance, part triad, part memoir, by a nameless personage who claims to be writing for hiomself but consistently ma
A Man For All Seasons
A Man For All Seasons
A Man For All Seasons Word Count: 1060 What characteristics should a hero possess? There is no particular answer to this question since one can be considered a ordinary person even he actually commits his whole life to the people or even sacrifices his own life for the people while one can considered a hero by contributing a benefit to the people. In the epic poem Beowulf , the main character Beowulf is considered a hero by the people because he is courageous, intelligent, and physically stalwa
A Seperate Peace
A Seperate Peace
A Seperate Peace Word Count: 2469 Nathan Gourley Pd2 4/25/00 In John Knowles book A Separate Peace he communicates how the war in him was taking its toll on him. He uses the characters in a complicated plot to show the destructive forces of war. The characters, Gene and Finny, are the opposing forces in a struggle between the reality of war (World War II) and a separate peace. A peace away from the real war and the awful things that come from it. Through their relationship, which is a struggle
A Tale Of Two Cities Notes
A Tale Of Two Cities Notes
A Tale Of Two Cities Notes Word Count: 9519 A Tale of Two Cities - Book I (Chapters 1 - 4) Summary It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness . . . Dickens begins A Tale of Two Cities with this famous sentence. It describes the spirit of the era in which this novel takes place. This era is the latter part of the 1700s - a time when relations between Britain and France were strained, America declared its independence, and the peas
A TRULY HAWTHORNE NATION
A TRULY HAWTHORNE NATION
A TRULY HAWTHORNE NATION Word Count: 1811 A TRULY HAWTHORNE NATION Many people have had an effect on this country. The reason for this lies in our country’s youth. The United States formed at a time when technological advancements allowed many more people to leave a legacy in its dawning. These advancements led to a creation of literary history. I find it hard to say one person had a larger effect on anything than anyone else, but some people do seem to stand out more than others. In helping to
BABI YAR
BABI YAR
BABI YAR In Babi Yar, Yevgeny Yevtushenko pays tribute to the victims of the Holocaust in general, and particularly to those who perished in his homeland of Russia. Although he himself is not a Jew, Yevtushenko writes this poem with hopes of bettering his country\'s society by deprecating anti - Semitism. In achieving this, Yevtushenko uses various literary devices, including allusions that appeal to non - Jews as well as Jews, imagery, and his voice and diction as a whole. In his use of the
Baldwin In A Microcosm
Baldwin In A Microcosm
Baldwin In A Microcosm Word Count: 574 Jessie Burke AP English-3rd Period Dr. Covel February 11, 2000 Baldwin in a microcosm Not everything that is faced can be changed but nothing can be changed until it is faced. - James Baldwin Racism has been a part of American and world history for centuries, and has become a pattern in cultures. James Baldwin was an African-American author who, like many black men and women, struggled against the inherent hate/racism in America. Baldwin had the opportunit
LW^ 12 ø* 4!
LW^ 12 ø* 4!
LW^ 12 ø* 4!         à“  èèèè  #(-27 AFKPUZ_d  COUR    ô ô COUR   DUTCH    > èèèè #(-27 AFKPUZ_d7Ø’Ú5†gÈ ÏkJ †g  >  The most controversial topic in history has been, Who is more superior man, or woman? Be it from the men ruling cro-magnum age to the dominating woman of the nineties, the only acceptable answer is a yes to both sides. Men have there strong points as do women but they are in different areas. Men tend to belong in the workfor
Doctor
Doctor
Doctor A doctor is someone who can help someone else in need. There are many types of doctors, ranging from general pediatricians to specialists. They are respected people and are looked to when something is wrong. Everyone needs a doctor at some point, so doctors are very much in demand. I am interested in this career because I like to help people. Also, it pays well so I can live off the salary. Another reason is because many of my relatives are doctors, nurses, or dentists. Even though schoo
The Beginnings of a National Literary Tradition
The Beginnings of a National Literary Tradition
The Beginnings of a National Literary Tradition Canadians throughout their history have been concerned over the status of their national literature. One of the major problems facing early Canadian writers was that the language and poetic conventions that they had inherited from the Old World were inadequate for the new scenery and conditions in which they now found themselves. Writers such as Susanna Moodie, Samuel Hearne, and Oliver Goldsmith were what I would consider Immigrant authors. Eve
The word mortician brings what images to mind? The
The word mortician brings what images to mind? The
The word mortician brings what images to mind? The career of a mortician is surprisingly different than it is portraied in movies and books. Being a mortician is a very rewarding job both personal as well as psychological to those with the temperament, training and discipline required to do the job properly. In this paper I\'ll be reporting the requirements to become a mortician, also called funeral director or undertaker, the duties the job requires of you, and the outlook of this career in th
Everything in a novel is there only because the au
Everything in a novel is there only because the au
Everything in a novel is there only because the author chooses it to be there: characters, plot devices, structure and pacing, tone, etc. all are ways in which the author says what he/she has to say. Morrison implements different characters and ideas to enhance the slavery of the time and its lasting affects. While the story is of heartbreak there are various representations of concepts. Which can be seen through realism and the characters of Mr. Bodwin and Baby Suggs. Mr. Bodwin is a white abo
Benifits Of Trapping
Benifits Of Trapping
Benifits Of Trapping Word Count: 1039 Rodney Pieper Composition 1120 (22) April 11, 2000 Research Paper Trapping Benefits In the spring of 1996 Farmer Johnson\'s field was inundated with water. This high water level wasn\'t due to natural flooding or heavy rains but a well built line of mud, rocks and logs 200 feet long that crossed the river near his property. Beavers were the cause of this years crop failure. Farmer Johnson decided the best thing he could do was call the county trapper. The t
Beowulf was the first literary super hero. Like th
Beowulf was the first literary super hero. Like th
Beowulf was the first literary super hero. Like the common day superman, Beowulf has ordinary human characteristics, as well as superhuman powers. Like the Anglo-Saxons of Beowulf’s time, he is boastful, manly, and willing to outdo his fellow neighbor. The only difference between him and the rest of the Anglo-Saxons is that he possesses extreme amounts of physical power. Grendel, the antagonist of the story, was feared by all men. He ate humans and attacked them in their sleep. Many men had att
Fear, it has a way of controlling everything that
Fear, it has a way of controlling everything that
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 the image of a young French Canadian girl, who finds her
What does the word bias mean? Bias is a mental pre
What does the word bias mean? Bias is a mental pre
What does the word bias mean? Bias is a mental predilection or prejudice. The essay The View from the Bottom Rail by James West Davidson and Mark Hamilton Lytle opened my eyes on how American history could be looked at as one sided and even bias. Even today there is still bias in America. In today’s society, racism and stereotyping occur in all aspects of life. It can occur because of one’s gender, race, religion, culture, economic status, etc. It even occurs amongst our finest, our law enfor
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
Biblical Symbolism In Rime Of The Ancient Mariner
Biblical Symbolism In Rime Of The Ancient Mariner
Biblical Symbolism In Rime Of The Ancient Mariner Word Count: 987 Samuel Taylor Coleridge\'s poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, written in 1797, has been widely discussed throughout literary history. Although critics have come up with many different interpretations of this poem, one idea that has remained prevalent throughout these discussions is the apparent religious symbolism present throughout this poem. The Ancient Mariner contains natural, gothic, and biblical symbolism; however, the
Biography Of Mark Twain
Biography Of Mark Twain
Biography Of Mark Twain Word Count: 1556 Samuel Clemens based his works on things that occurred throughout his personal life. He gained many interests and talents while on the Mississippi River that contributed to his writings. Samuel Clemens was born on November 30, 1835 in Florida, Missouri. He was two months premature. AT the time of his birth, Haley\'s comet was in the sky. Four years after Clemens was born, his family moved to Hannibal, Missouri. He grew up there on the Mississippi River.
Bluest Eye
Bluest Eye
Bluest Eye Word Count: 2841 Personal Identity in Toni Morrison\'s The Bluest Eye Post World War I, many new opportunities were given to the growing and expanding group of African Americans living in the North. Almost 500,00 African Americans moved to the northern states between 1910 and 1920. This was the beginning of a continuing migration northward. More than 1,500,000 blacks went north in the 1930\'s and 2,500,00 in the 1940\'s. Life in the North was very hard for African Americans. Race rio
Babi Yar
Babi Yar
Babi Yar by Yevgeny Yevtushenko Yevtushenko speaks in first person throughout the poem. This creates the tone of him being in the shoes of the Jews. As he says in lines 63-64, No Jewish blood is mixed in mine, but let me be a Jew . . . He writes the poem to evoke compassion for the Jews and make others aware of their hardships and injustices. Only then can I call myself Russian. (lines 66-67). The poet writes of a future time when the Russian people realize that the Jews are people as well
1984---Summary Of Orwell's 1984
1984---Summary Of Orwell's 1984
1984---Summary Of Orwell\'s 1984 Word Count: 3410 Summary of Orwell\'s 1984 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
1984
1984
1984 Word Count: 1436 Nineteen Eighty-Four is a compelling novel, written in the period just after W.W.II. It details the life of one man, Winston Smith, and his struggles with an undoubtedly fascist government. The book is set approximately in the year 1984, in which Winston\'s society is ruled by a governing force known as The Party . At the head of this government is a fictional figure known as Big Brother, to whom all citizens must love and respect. In this society, privacy and freedom do n
20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
20,000 Leagues Under The Sea Word Count: 1322 After decoding a scrap of paper he found in an old book, Professor Hardwigg decides to take a journey. A Journey to the Center of the Earth that the paper says is possible. Brushing aside the concerns of his nephew Harry about the temperature of the earth\'s interior, the professor makes Harry come with him on the journey. They gather the needed supplies and depart two days later for Mt. Sneffels in Iceland, the point through which they can gain acc
Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie Agatha Christie: Agatha Christie is the best-known mystery writer in the world. Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language. Another billion have also been sold in forty-five foreign languages. Her works have been translated into more languages than those of William Shakespeare. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- * © Copyright DueNow.com Inc. * [Category]: book reports [Paper Title]: Agatha Christi [Text]: Agatha Chr
Agony And The Ecstacy
Agony And The Ecstacy
Agony And The Ecstacy Word Count: 1985 The Agony and the Ecstacy depicts Michelangelo’s struggle to become the embodiment of Renaissance humanism. In the course of the novel Michelangelo must overcome the interference of his family, religious dogma, political intrigue, papal patronage, military campaigns, and artistic jealousy to realize his artistic ambition. Despite his father’s opposition, twelve-year-old Michelangelo becomes an apprentice, first to painter Ghirlandaio and then to Bertoldo,
Aldous Huxley - Brave New World
Aldous Huxley - Brave New World
Aldous Huxley - Brave New World Word Count: 750 By: Aldous Huxley Brave New World opens in a technically advanced future world. In the beginning of this book, we see the Director of World Hatcheries lead the new hatchery students on a tour of a Conditioning Center in London where babies are produced in bottles and pre-sorted to determine which class level they will be born into. These class level range from Alpha-plus, the highest level, to Epsilon-minus, the lowest. There are no parents, and b
Alias Grace
Alias Grace
Alias Grace Word Count: 1241 Introduction Margret Atwood a long time celebrated author, has most recently published Alias Grace. Atwood has taken a different approach to this novel. Although fictional this story has been based on reality. Grace Marks, the main character is indeed, on of the mid-eighteen hundreds most famous criminals. She was the celebrated villain of the Kinnear-Montgomery murders. This novel has a terrific sense of mystery but also enough interest to engage the reader into it
Analysis Of Scarlet Letter
Analysis Of Scarlet Letter
Analysis Of Scarlet Letter Word Count: 704 The Scarlet Letter is a novel that deals with the never-ending theme of sin. Throughout history, people have committed all types of sins, and whether they are major or minor, people have been punished. However, the severity of a punishment is very difficult to agree on. Some people feel that sinners should be deeply punished no matter how little the wrongdoing was. Others feel that a person\'s punishment should be based upon the severity of their crime
Another Animal Farm
Another Animal Farm
Another Animal Farm Word Count: 662 George Orwell\'s Animal Farm is a political satire of a totalitarian society ruled by a mighty dictatorship, in all probability an allegory for the events surrounding the Russian Revolution of 1917. The animals of Manor Farm overthrow their human master after a long history of mistreatment. Led by the pigs, the farm animals continue to do their work, only with more pride, knowing that they are working for themselves, as opposed to working for humans. Little b
Another Heart of Darkness
Another Heart of Darkness
Another Heart of Darkness Word Count: 906 Ignorance and Racism 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 (Achebe 252). Yet, despite C
Another JD Salinger
Another JD Salinger
Another JD Salinger Word Count: 1084 J.D. Salinger\'s youth and war experiences influenced his writings. J.D. went through four different schools for education. He then went to World War II. After the war, he had a lot to say, so he wrote down his thoughts. And, he sure had some things to say. Jerome David Salinger came into this world on January 1, 1919. J.D. was short for Jerome David. Jerome David went by J.D. when he was young and he never let go of the name as he got older. J.D. was born i
Another To Kill a Mockingbird
Another To Kill a Mockingbird
Another To Kill a Mockingbird Word Count: 475 In Harper Lee’s book, To Kill A Mockingbird, there are many examples of racism. During this time in history racism was acceptable. Racism is a key theme in her book. Not only those who were black, but also those who affiliated with blacks, were considered inferior. Atticus, a lawyer, who defended blacks in court, was mocked. An example of this is when Mrs. Dubose said, “Your father’s [Atticus] no better than the niggers and trash he works for!” Mr.
A Rose For Emily
A Rose For Emily
A Rose For Emily Word Count: 1296 William Faulker\'s A Rose for Emily tells the story of a young woman who is violated by her father\'s strict mentality. After being the only man in her life Emily\'s father dies and she finds it hard to let go. Emily was raised in the ante-bellum period before the Civil War. This story takes place in the Reconstruction Era after the war when the North takes control of the South. Like her father, Miss Emily possesses a stubborn outlook towards life and refuses t
A Rose for Emily
A Rose for Emily
A Rose for Emily Word Count: 567 William Faulkner’s A Rose for Emily tells a story of a young woman who is violated by her father’s strict mentality. After being the only man in her life Emily’s father dies and she finds it hard to let go. Like her father Emily possesses a stubborn outlook towards life, and she refused to change. While having this attitude about life Emily practically secluded herself from society for the remainder of her life. She was alone for the very first time and her reac
A Tale Of Two Cities LA
A Tale Of Two Cities LA
A Tale Of Two Cities LA Word Count: 1961 A Tale of Two Cities This paper is a literary analysis over the book A Tale of Two Cities, written by Charles Dickens. It contains information about the author, plot, and characters in the story. Devices and styles used to complete the book are also in this paper. On February 7, 1812 in Portsea, Charles Dickens began his life. His father, John Dickens, spent little time with Charles. The family lived in poverty and John was in prison much of the time. Wh
Baseball History
Baseball History
Baseball History Word Count: 427 Baseball is North America\'s oldest and most storied professional team sport. Certainly, there have been numerous moments which are still remembered by baseball fans of all ages many years after they happened. We all remember moments like The Catch in Game 1 of the 1954 World Series and Bill Mazeroski\'s World Series winning home run in 1960. There are also the players who transcend the ages like Babe Ruth, Ted Williams and Jackie Robinson. These players continu
Beantrees In A.P.A.
Beantrees In A.P.A.
Beantrees In A.P.A. Word Count: 2527 Running Head: THE BEAN TREES The Bean Trees Norma Hernandez Texas Tech University April 4, 2000 Abstract This book report deal with the Native American culture and how a girl named Taylor got away from what was expected of her as a part of her rural town in Pittman, Kentucky. She struggles along the way with her old beat up car and gets as far west as she can. Along the way she take care of an abandoned child which she found in the backseat of her car and de
Blind And Invisible
Blind And Invisible
Blind And Invisible Word Count: 1104 Invisible Man After reading this book I wondered what it would be like to be blind then gain sight, but realize you cannot see yourself because you are invisible. It seems like a cruel joke that once you can see you realize that you still cannot see who you are. Even though this seems like a very depressing event Ellison makes it seem like a positive thing. While, at the end of the story, the narrator still does not know his place in the world he seems to be