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Wideman Vs. Limerick
Wideman Vs. Limerick
Wideman Vs. Limerick Word Count: 918 John Edgar Wideman’s “Our Time”, and Patricia Nelson Limerick’s “Empire of Innocence”, are two very different stories about one particular theme. In these selections both authors are writing history. Wideman is writing the history of his brother’s life, and Limerick is writing the history of the old west. Although the theme is the same, the two authors’ styles, methods, and writing concerns differ greatly. In the following passage from “Our Time”, John is vi
William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare Word Count: 815 William Shakespeare was a great English playwright, dramatist and poet who lived during the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. Shakespeare is considered to be the greatest playwright of all time. No other writer\'s plays have been produced so many times or read so widely in so many countries as his. Shakespeare was born to middle class parents. His father, John, was a Stratford businessman. He was a glove maker who owned a leather shop. John Shak
Word Count: 2163
Word Count: 2163
Y2k Word Count: 2163 Less than two years until the year 2000. Two seemingly small digits may turn January 1, 2000 from a worldwide celebration into a universal nightmare. With computers mistaking the year 2000 for 1900, virtually all businesses that use dates will be affected. Not only will the companies be affected, but they are paying millions upon millions of dollars in order for computers to recognize the difference between the years 2000 and 1900. The year 2000 computer bug is a huge probl
Your Chemical World
Your Chemical World
Your Chemical World Word Count: 2800 Your Chemical World” In today’s world we rely on many different facets to achieve what we normally don’t even give a second thought. As I am sitting here typing this paper I am simultaneously using the culmination of numerous chemical breakthroughs. The American Chemical Society (ACS) is a group of over 150,000 chemists, both academic and industrial. “Your Chemical World,” a book that the ACS has published, is a biography of sorts, where in the uses and need
Josh Holloway
Josh Holloway
Josh Holloway Period 2, English 3-4 A Review: The Day of the Jackal 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. This terrorist group has had several
Brave New World: Religion
Brave New World: Religion
Brave New World: Religion Word Count: 709 Thesis: Man\'s need for answers to questions that cannot be solved through known applications of science and technology has resulted in the widespread belief in religion. I. Purpose Elimination of stress Addiction to soma 1. Rioting addicts 2. Religious fanatics II Characteristics Rituals Sacrifices Offerings B. Gods Interpreters Pope Dali Lama Mustapha Mond D. Writings III. Function Explaining unknown Philosophy Supernatural Providing aid Sanctioning c
An educated person is a well rounded person. To be
An educated person is a well rounded person. To be
An educated person is a well rounded person. To be educated is to knowledgeable in many areas. Diversity is essential in the sense that many different things inspire thought, which then derive permanent conclusions from these experiences. Anyone who has the audacity to call themselves educated needs to have a firm grasp of many different areas. These categories span through Science, Technology, Language, Art, Feelings and Values. All of these are building blocks that help make up an educated pe
One of the first uses of silicone in a medical imp
One of the first uses of silicone in a medical imp
One of the first uses of silicone in a medical implant came in the form of lifesaving tubes implanted into young children to funnel excess fluid from the brain into the chest cavity, where the fluid could be safely metabolized and excreted. Since these shunts were first used, in the late 1950s, silicone in various forms has come to be an important part of many implants. It is used in tracheotomy tubes, in artificial lenses for the eye, in artificial heart valves and in facial implants for bi
Broadcasting
Broadcasting
Broadcasting Word Count: 3031 Abstract This essay intends to discuss the following statement; Digital Broadcasting will have a fundamental effect on viewing patterns, popular culture and audience identity. This will be done firstly by looking at the history of the BBC and the original intention of Public Service Broadcasting. It will discuss how by John Reith’s successful approach to broadcasting, the BBC became a National Institution creating popular culture and a National Identity. It will ex
Browning, Robert: My Last Duchess And Porphyria's
Browning, Robert: My Last Duchess And Porphyria's
Browning, Robert: My Last Duchess And Porphyria\'s Lover Word Count: 1774 Mike Sobieraj English 203 Roger Gilbert The Lover and the Duke The creation of a plausible character within literature is one of the most difficult challenges to a writer, and development to a level at which the reader identifies with them can take a long time. However, through the masterful use of poetic devices and language Browning is able to create two living and breathing characters in sixty or less lines. When one e
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Buisness Plan
Buisness Plan
Buisness Plan Word Count: 304 Intro: Zunera mentioned some events we discussed so let me elaborate on them on a personal level. I was new student and I didn’t even know of a PSA till a couple of days ago. PSA needs identity – high profile like other organizations. People don’t know about PSA and therefore lack of membership. Events: Members need to know of PSA – start of the semester mixer We need to MAKE people get to know each other. Religious events – iftari in collaboration with MSA Club is
Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar 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. It is Caesar whose life, betrayal , and death which have been immortalized in hi
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Canterbury Tales
Canterbury Tales
Canterbury Tales Word Count: 597 Canterbury Tales as a whole was very interesting. It has introduced us to a way of life that we never knew existed. It also introduced us to a type of crude humor that we have never been exposed to. It has shown us a true side of life during the Middle Ages. We have learned many things already from our World History teachers, but to experience it first hand is a different story. To experience the jokes, the merriment, and culture opens the gates to a new world.
CAPITAL PUNISHMENT
CAPITAL PUNISHMENT
CAPITAL PUNISHMENT By William Lee The Debate over the merits of capital punishment has endured for years, and continues to be an extremely indecisive and complicated issue. Adversaries of capital punishment point to the Marshalls and the Millgards, while proponents point to the Dahmers and Gacys. Society must be kept safe from the monstrous barbaric acts of these individuals and other killers, by taking away their lives to function and perform in our society. At the same time, we must insure th
Capoiera
Capoiera
Capoiera Word Count: 3367 Peter Newell 11-10-99 Period 1 Capoeira Essay (Informative) CAPOEIRA Origin: Angola and Brazil History: Capoeira is the common name for the group of African martial arts that came out of west Africa and were modified and mixed in Brazil. These original styles included weapons, grappling and striking as well as animal forms that became incorporated into different components and sub styles of the art. In 1500\'s the Portuguese, led by explorer Pedro Alvares Cabral, arriv
The Catcher in The Rye
The Catcher in The Rye
The Catcher in The Rye Many people find that their dreams are unreachable. Holden Caulfield realizes this in J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye. As Holden tells his story, he recounts the events since leaving the Pencey School to his psychiatrist. At first, Holden sounds like a typical, misguided teenager, rebellious towards his parents, angry with his teachers, and flunking out of school. However, as his story progresses, it becomes clear that Holden is indeed motivated, just not academica
Catherine The Great
Catherine The Great
Catherine The Great Word Count: 3562 Catherine the Great: Empress of Russia, (1762-1796) History 120, Section 4 Russell Smith Dr. Homer December 2, 1999 One of the most interesting, hard-working and powerful people to grace the pages of history during the eighteenth century was Catherine II, Empress of Russia. Historians have not always been so kind to her memory, and all too often one reads accounts of her private life, ignoring her many achievements. The stories of her love affairs have been
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
Censorship Is Wrong
Censorship Is Wrong
Censorship Is Wrong Word Count: 835 Censorship: an official authorised to examine printed matter, films, news, etc., before public release, and to suppress any parts on the grounds of obscenity, a threat to security, etc. (Dictionary, MS Encarta) Censorship is the removal of material from public viewing or the ability to withhold any material from being released. Using this definition, this issue of pornography seems to be in the grey area of the censorship debate. On the one side there are the
Chaco canyon
Chaco canyon
Chaco canyon Chaco canyon- The Anasazi, who were named by the Navajos, knew how to chart the seasons by observing the sky. The biggest mystery of Chaco Canyon is why the Anasazidecided to leave the home that they had built over so many years. =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- * © Copyright DueNow.com Inc. * [Category]: History [Paper Title]: chaco canyon [Text]: CHACO CANYON Grade: 84 Language: english System: COLLEGE Country: USA Authors Comments: ABOUT
Chaim Potok
Chaim Potok
Chaim Potok Chaim Potok lives a very full life he has served his country, peoples, and religion very well and with great impact. First, to be discussed is his life birth through the present. He was born at a very early age on February 17, 1929, in New York, New York to Benjamin and Mollie Potok. The first university he went to was Yeshiva University where he graduated in 1950 with a B.A., summa cum laude, in English Literature. He also went to the Jewish Theological Seminary of America where he
Characteristics of a Leader
Characteristics of a Leader
Characteristics of a Leader Think of some important leaders you know, whether they are good or bad. They may be ancient, modern, made-up, or real. There are certain characteristics that make them a good leader, and, in the same line, a bad leader. In my opinion, the three most important good qualities of leader are honor, loyalty, and putting the people ahead of you. The first of these qualities, honor, is required because you want your people to trust you. Besides that, you want other leaders,
English 2050.65L
English 2050.65L
English 2050.65L 3 July 1995 Characteristics of the Beowulf Poem There are many characteristics of the Beowulf poem that make it a significant part of the history of literature. It is a perfect representation of how the people in eighth century England communicated, what their feelings were, and their culture. It gives us vital information about Old English social life and about Old English politics and about many things that scholars would like to have much more information on.(Raffel ix) An
Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens Charles Dickens was a nineteenth-century novelist who was and still is very popular. He was born in Landport, a region of Portsmouth, on February 7, 1812 (Kyle 1). Charles Dickens was the son of John Dickens and Elizabeth Barrow. John Dickens was a minor government official who worked in the Navy Pay Office. Through his work there, he met Elizabeth and eventually married her. By 1821, when Charles was four months old, John Dickens could no longer afford the rent on his house. Jo
Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre
Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre
Charlotte Bronte\'s Jane Eyre Word Count: 1944 Charlotte Bronte makes use of nature imagery throughout Jane Eyre, and comments on both the human relationship with the outdoors and human nature. The Oxford Reference Dictionary defines nature as 1. the phenomena of the physical world as a whole . . . 2. a thing\'s essential qualities; a person\'s or animal\'s innate character . . . 4. vital force, functions, or needs. We will see how Jane Eyre comments on all of these. Several natural themes run
CHAUCER
CHAUCER
CHAUCER Word Count: 599 The Canterbury TalesA Character Sketch of Chaucer\'s Knight Geoffrey Chaucer\'s Canterbury Tales, written in approximately 1385, is a collection of twenty-four stories ostensibly told by various people who are going on a religious pilgrimage to Canterbury Cathedral from London, England. Prior to the actual tales, however, Chaucer offers the reader a glimpse of fourteenth century life by way of what he refers to as a General Prologue. In this prologue, Chaucer introduces
The American Indian History in the Eastern part of
The American Indian History in the Eastern part of
The American Indian History in the Eastern part of the country is always associated with the Cherokee Indian nation. The Cherokee\'s were by far the largest and most advanced of the tribes when Europeans first arrived and came in contact with Native Americans. There are too many tribes to go over background on every one of them, so I\'m going to focus on the Cherokee\'s since many of their ways and customs are so similar to all the other tribes in the East. When Europeans first arrived in North
The Hong Kong Chinese community is an affluent, ed
The Hong Kong Chinese community is an affluent, ed
The Hong Kong Chinese community is an affluent, educated, and swelling population in the Greater Toronto Area. The enigma is why they have only made marginal inroads into the political arena. Olivia Chow, a Metro councilor representing the Downtown ward says this community has potential to be very powerful...it’s nowhere near its potential. Chow is the highest-profile Hong Kong expatriate to win elected office in the GTA. Others include Tam Goosen, Soo Wong, Carrie Cheng, and Peter Lam. Many
Communism Through The Eyes of George Orwell
Communism Through The Eyes of George Orwell
Communism Through The Eyes of George Orwell Throughout history, writers have written about many different subjects based on their personal experiences. George Orwell was the pen name of Eric Blair. He is one of the most famous political satirists of the twentieth century. He was born in Bengal, India in 1903 to an English Civil Servant and died in 1950. He attended Eton from 1917 to 1921, and served with the Indian Imperial Police in Burma from 1922 to 1927 before moving to Europe.Two of his mo
Compare and Contrast Paper
Compare and Contrast Paper
Compare and Contrast Paper Rayona and Pearl were two characters that were very alike in the stories. They are also somewhat different. They lived lives that were very troublesome. Rayona had to go through the tough times of her mother’s sickness and the death of her brother. She lived away from most of it, but still had to live with it. Pearl had to go through the tough times of her mother Hester being charged with adultery, she also had to go through all of her trials. Rayona and Pearl are sim
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
A variety of concerns face the United States in th
A variety of concerns face the United States in th
A variety of concerns face the United States in the 1990’s. Among these concerns are crime, education, and employment. But fortunately our government and several organizations have attempted to deal with these problems to help our world become a better place. \' Crime has been a big concern of the American public in the 1990’s. In many poles it was found to be that Americans thought that crime was the number one problem facing the U.S. today. Robberies, manslaughter and rape are just a few of t
Congo Book Report
Congo Book Report
Congo Book Report Word Count: 1111 The book Congo is about a group of people who go to the African Congo to return a gorilla to her homeland and to find type IIb blue diamonds. On their journey they discover the lost city of Zinj and a new species of killer gorillas, which they must overcome to survive. The story takes place in June of 1979. The three main characters are: Dr. Karen Ross, supervisor of Earth Resources Technology Services (ERTS), Dr. Peter Elliot, a primatologist who trained a go
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
3 KEY POINTS
3 KEY POINTS
: 3 KEY POINTS: 1. The Party Controls History 2. The Party Controls the Conditions of Human Psychology 3. The Party Controls god. How The Party Controls Reality: How does the party controls history? How does it affect the present? How does scarcity affect human psychology? What role does Big Brother play? Outline: Introduction: State Topics: The Party Controls Reality to control the people It controls History, Psychology and god. Paragraph 1: History: Explain Revisionism Its Process How it affect
The role of the king in the time of Greek tragedie
The role of the king in the time of Greek tragedie
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 about the nature of the kingship, especially in conjunction with Creon’s later actions in Antigone. I
March 9, 1997
March 9, 1997
March 9, 1997 History Honors Period 8 A Critique of Gone to Soldiers The novel Gone to Soldiers by Marge Piercy intricately weaves the lives of many different people into a connected series of individual plots that give the reader an exciting view of life during World War II. Piercy connects the lives of women and men, Jews and gentiles by using family ties and steamy love affairs. The people have dramatically different profiles, some are rich some are poor, some are Americans, some are French,
Cry Freedom
Cry Freedom
Cry Freedom Word Count: 428 The book Cry, the Beloved Country is an interesting navel about apertide in South Africa. It talks about a man from a small village named Ndotsheni who travels to a large city to help his city. The theme of the movie Cry Freedom is a lot like the book. The movie is about a reporter who goes to South Africa to find out what it was like in the apertide. The book and the movie have many parallel themes One of the biggest themes found in the movie and the book is fear. I
Since early American history, schools, like societ
Since early American history, schools, like societ
Since early American history, schools, like society, have addressed cultural diversity in different ways. In the colonial days, some attempts to adjust to cultural differences were made in the New York colony, but the dominant American culture was the norm in the general public, as well as most of the schools. As America approached the nineteenth century, the need for a common culture was the basis for the educational forum. Formal public school instruction in cultural diversity was rare, and a
Explain why cultural diversity is important in a c
Explain why cultural diversity is important in a c
Explain why cultural diversity is important in a college education. I come from a small town. Hannibal, MO, the boyhood home of Mark Twain, is described its claim to fame as “a sleepy town drowsing.” Most surely he has never been more accurate, for this small enchanted river town has never awakened total equality. It is a town full of ignorance, where nobody has ever thought twice of sharing and spreading their sly comments and idiotic judgements to anyone and everyone who will listen, and most
James Fenimore Cooper was born on September 15, 17
James Fenimore Cooper was born on September 15, 17
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 demonstrate...that native materials could inspire significant imaginative writing (p. 13). In add
Though most Americans are aware of the Great Depre
Though most Americans are aware of the Great Depre
Though most Americans are aware of the Great Depression of 1929, which may well be the most serious problem facing our free enterprise economic system,( ) few know of the many Americans who lost their homes, life savings and jobs. This paper briefly states the causes of the depression and summarizes the vast problems Americans faced during the eleven years of its span. This paper primarily focuses on what life was like for farmers during the time of the Depression, as portrayed in John Steinb
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 mission, which later the wa
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,
MARRY CLARA?
MARRY CLARA?
MARRY CLARA? SCENE1: Obi is on his way to his father when he meets an old school mate from Umofia. OBI:Oh! Hallo Jacob it was a long time ago we met. How are you? Jacob:Thanks ,I\'m fine. It was certanly a long time ago we met. What are you doing here in Umofia?I heard you work for the Civil Service in Lagos,I hope it\'s fun. Obi:I\'m here to visit my dad and mum.It was a long time ago I visited them and I have something Important to discuss with them. Jacob:Oh I see,what is this important thin
Dickinson, Pain Has An Element Of Blank...
Dickinson, Pain Has An Element Of Blank...
Dickinson, Pain Has An Element Of Blank... Word Count: 1182 Although cryptic in language and structure, Dickinson gives her work an instinctually vivid sense of emotion. Her examination of the feeling of pain focuses in on only a few of the subtler nuances of pain that are integral parts of the experience. She draws in on an Element of Blank that she introduces in her opening line. In exploring pain, she proposes that this blankness is a self-propagating force that is subject to the dynamic f
Carlos Vela
Carlos Vela
Carlos Vela December 6, 1996 English 1A 1:00-1:50pm Essay Final 1. Discuss the significance of food in Like Water for Chocolate. Food equals memory and memory equals immortality. In the recipes we pass down from generation to generation, in the food of our mothers, we reawaken the past, make the present more real, perhaps capture a bit of the future. Food is about history, with handed down recipes such as in Like Water for Chocolate, the chef can remember the past. Tita when she cooked could re
Diversity is an attribute that is seen among peopl
Diversity is an attribute that is seen among peopl
Diversity is an attribute that is seen among people, situations and cultures. Everyone has encountered different situations at one time or more during their lives that has either been pleasant or upsetting. Certain novels written in the 1950\'s to the present show signs of multiformity very clearly. In regards to culture, people are placed in unusual situations where their diversity is shown. Throughout the novella, Good-bye, Columbus, written by Philip Roth, conflicts are seen as far as soci