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Moby Dick
Moby Dick
Moby Dick by Herman Melville 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. Du
How Technology Effects Modern America
How Technology Effects Modern America
How Technology Effects Modern America U.S. Wage Trends The microeconomic picture of the U.S. has changed immensely since 1973, and the trends are proving to be consistently downward for the nation’s high school graduates and high school drop-outs. “Of all the reasons given for the wage squeeze – international competition, technology, deregulation, the decline of unions and defense cuts – technology is probably the most critical. It has favored the educated and the skilled,” says M. B. Zuckerman
Music Censorship
Music Censorship
Music Censorship Word Count: 2708 Marilyn Manson, The Beatles, NWA, Garth Brooks, and the king, Elvis, What do all these people have in common? Well, yes, they are all musical groups, but there is something more. Marilyn Manson is a heavy metal group who worships Satan, the Beatles were one of the greatest Rock N’ Roll bands of all time, and NWA was a hard-core rap group from the 80’s. Garth Brooks is a country singer and greatest selling performer of all time, and well, Elvis is the king of Ro
My Experience with English Education
My Experience with English Education
My Experience with English Education English has never been my favorite subject. In fact, it has always been my least favorite subject. Going through school, I often wondered why I needed to do so many English related tasks, and in wondering, I learned to detest the subject without realizing its future benefits. Why do I dislike English so much? Is it such a dreadful thing to learn? Isn’t learning how to correctly write and interpret the English language important? Well, no and yes. No, English
The dead people might left something useful for yo
The dead people might left something useful for yo
The dead people might left something useful for you. People in the history could keep us from doing something wrong that they had done. In generations, people improved so much because of those individuals in the past gave us experience, so, we don\'t go to the wrong directions again. There are some people in history I wanted to thanks. If I were given a time machine, I would travel in time to meet Marco Polo, Galileo Galilei, and Muhammad Ali. The first person I would meet is Marco Polo. His di
My Quality Education
My Quality Education
My Quality Education For years I¹ve heard that in order to succeed one has to receive a quality education. It¹s kind of funny though, with all the talk about the need for this great quality education nobody ever says exactly what it is. While examining this strange phenomenon I¹ve discovered the basic universal elements of a ³quality education². I¹ve also learned that everyone has different standards by which they judge what is and what isn¹t a quality education, different groups are treated di
ENG 1015, Sec. 331
ENG 1015, Sec. 331
ENG 1015, Sec. 331 March 19, 1997 Nathaniel Hawthorne Weaves Dreams into Reality in Much of His 19th Century Prose Nathaniel Hawthorne, a master of American fiction, often utilizes dreams within the annals of his writings to penetrate, explore and express his perceptions of the complex moral and spiritual conflicts that plague mankind. His clever, yet crucial purpose for using dreams is to represent, through symbolism, the human divergence conflict manifested in the souls of man during the firm
Introduction: Literature offers a strong and passi
Introduction: Literature offers a strong and passi
Introduction: Literature offers a strong and passionate voice for the past. The literature of the Native Canadian is a voice we, the people of Canada, can no longer ignore. There is little to be gained by dwelling on the past. Nevertheless, there is much to be realized by accepting what has passed, with all of its mistakes and dust we might otherwise wish to hide under the carpets. English literature, since at least the sixteenth century, has a firm grounding in Canadian history. As a white Ang
It can be argued that Neil Simon is not only Amer
It can be argued that Neil Simon is not only Amer
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\'s Mainstage season opened with the departmental premiere of Barefoot in the Park. Though the play originally opened more then thirty years
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Make this field active and press CTRL-V Book Review 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
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 the life in the land. John Smith\'s wri
New York
New York
New York Word Count: 530 NEW YORK CITY New York is probably one of the most interesting cities in the world. It has something to offer to everybody. If you are looking for culture you make the right choice visiting one of the hundreds great museums in the city. If you want night-life: you are probably right in one of the famous clubs and discotheques of the city. Or if you just want relaxing holidays you better go to one of the famous parks N.Y. has to offer I would recommend you to see Brookly
Nineteen Eighty Four Essay
Nineteen Eighty Four Essay
Nineteen Eighty Four Essay The State of Oceania was a place where society was controlled by the government especially the lower class. Since the lower class didn\'t really have a life and weren\'t educated, the government knew it would be very easy to control them in three distinct but powerful ways. The Inner Party which is the government, controlled the people of Oceania by telescreens, doublethink, and propaganda. These three methods are so powerful in making the lower class believe that Oce
Throughout life, clothing and body language are of
Throughout life, clothing and body language are of
Throughout life, clothing and body language are often utilized as sources of emotional expression. These emotions can also be portrayed in literaray works and artisitic displays, such as those of Poe, Baudelaire, Manet, and Warhol. In Poe’s “Man of the Crowd,” there are several descriptions of different types of people based on their appearances, but one particular man is focused on by the narrator due to his unique appearance. Baudelaire’s “The Painter of Modern Life” emphasizes the emotional
NONVIOLENT RESISTANCE
NONVIOLENT RESISTANCE
NONVIOLENT RESISTANCE In Martin Luther King, Jr.¹s selection, Nonviolent Resistance which first appeared in 1958 as a part of his book Stride Towards Freedom, he describes the processes people follow as they confront their situation. There are three ways he explained how oppressed people can deal with their situation. The different processes that are opened to the oppressed people are acquiescence, violence, and nonviolent resistance. Martin Luther King, Jr. does not approve the first two proce
Norse Mythology
Norse Mythology
Norse Mythology Word Count: 2383 The book entitled Norse Mythology by Karl Mortensen, is the book I chose to read for my first book report for this semester. The book was translated from the Danish by A. Clinton Crowell. Karl Mortensen was a doctor of philosophy whom attended the University of Copenhagen. The first part of the book is the general introduction. Here, you find the author\'s meaning of Norse mythology and where he got his information. He says, By Norse mythology we mean the inform
Nostradamus and a Grim Future
Nostradamus and a Grim Future
Nostradamus and a Grim Future by Mookypj English II pre-AP period 1 11/4/96 Outline I. Introduction A. Thesis sentence B. Marc Hopkins opinion on the validity of Nostradamus\'s predictions II. Background information on Nostradamus A. Source of Nostradamus\'s education B. Nostradamus\'s trip to Montpellier C. Tragedies strike Nostradamus 1. Plague comes to town and kills Nostradamus\'s family 2. Nostradamus\'s late wife\'s family sues him 3. Comment to workman results in the alarm of the Church
Eng 102 project 1
Eng 102 project 1
Eng 102 project 1 4/8/1997 O\'Neill\'s Debate on Education Students are not getting the Basic Knowledge needed today due to the poor upbringing and lack of respect for the need of education. In O\'Neills editorial his reason for this was because the students as a whole did not want their ignorance exposed. However, he forgot to include that teachers are just as ignorant as the student. Give a teacher the same test and see hoe much they remember about what they we taught some odd number of years
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 Steinbeck married Carol Henning. S
2-4-97
2-4-97
2-4-97 On My Time The best and worst two days of my life took place at Bogarts with my band Radioactive Weasel last month. We had practiced daily for near three years, and our group decided to pull together again and enter The Battle of the Bands. This was the first time we sparingly paid fifty dollars to perform anywhere. All the other competitions we had entered were mail in tapes and then wait for a response. We got out of bed at five in the morning, then raced to our drummer\'s house. Loa
ON THE LEFT SIDE
ON THE LEFT SIDE
ON THE LEFT SIDE A When a rich man donated some money to St. Finbar’s, which is a catholic church in Conn in Ireland, some of the money was spend on electrical wall-heaters in the right half of the church and some of it was spend on medical aid to the people of Burundi. A missionary, Philomena O’Halloran, was sent to Burundi and to raise money to support her mission, a special missionary box was mounted on the counter of the grocer’s. At Christmas after twenty years O’Halloran sent a young man
On the left side
On the left side
: On the left side: B: The story takes place in Conn -- a town in western Ireland - during the 1980s. Conn is a rather conservative town with many farmers and shop owners. All of the conservatives are sitting on the right side during Sunday Mass while the principal character and nine other sinners are sitting on the left side. It is easy to see which part of the congregation Farther O\'Rourke likes most, since electric heaters have been installed in the right side of the church. Farther O\'Rourke
V Orwell's thoughts on Totalitarianism
V Orwell's thoughts on Totalitarianism
V Orwell\'s thoughts on Totalitarianism A. From life experiences B. From a writers point of view VI Conclusion Introduction Orwell observed that every line of serious work that I have written since 1936 has been written directly or indirectly, against totalitarianism and for democratic socialism, as I understand it (George Orwell). George Orwell has been a major contributor to anticommunist literature around the World War II period. Orwell lived in England during World War II, a time when t
Othello's Impact On Today's Society
Othello's Impact On Today's Society
Othello\'s Impact On Today\'s Society Word Count: 864 Othello\'s Impact on Today\'s Society In the late 1990\'s playwright, William Shakespeare\'s, Othello was successfully produced in the United States and around the world. One might wonder why this classical tragedy gained so much popularity with today\'s society. In my own opinion, this play was successful due to the themes and issues addressed. Societies still deal with these situations today. These themes and issues are a part of our lives
Ozymandias (1818)
Ozymandias (1818)
Ozymandias (1818) I met a traveler from an antique land Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand, Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown, And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command, 5 Tell that its sculptor well those passions read Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things, The hand that mocked* them and the heart that fed; imitated And on the pedestal these words appear: My name is Ozymandias, king of kings: 10 Look on my w
Passage from Hamlet
Passage from Hamlet
Passage from Hamlet Passage from Hamlet: Hamlet is probably the best known and most popular play of William Shakespeare, and it is natural for any person to question what makes Hamlet a great tragedy and why it receives such praises. The answer is in fact simple; it effectively arouses pity and fear in the audiences’ mind. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- * © Copyright DueNow.com Inc. * [Category]: English [Paper Title]: Passage from Hamlet [Text]: For
It was a dark and stormy night ... no that’s not i
It was a dark and stormy night ... no that’s not i
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 the world gather together in their respecti
Seeing is Believing
Seeing is Believing
Seeing is Believing Since the times when the earth was believed to be a flat object, man has had a lust and curiosity about space and the bodies that exist in it. Early astronomers trying to grasp the incomprehensible mysteries of the universe would study the patterns of the stars and planets to try to put this massive puzzle together. In their studies history has recorded sightings of objects that didn’t hold to any pattern or set movement supposedly proved to be correct. Objects that moved fr
Persuasive Paper - Evolution
Persuasive Paper - Evolution
Persuasive Paper - Evolution Word Count: 634 Like the biblical hero Adam, a single cell let part of it\'s body become another being, now one of a pair. Like the heroin Eve this duplicate created more of it\'s species. These multiplying cells joined together into a legacy long in running. The history of our evolution is dark, we fumble for answers yet still need more light to unlock the mysteries beneath. One must remember that when speaking of the theory of evolution one is not only referring t
Philosophy And Fantasy
Philosophy And Fantasy
Philosophy And Fantasy Word Count: 4438 Symbolism of the Ring Symbolism of the Ring: The Embodiment of Evil One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the Darkness bind them (1 LotR II,2 The Council of Elrond) One of the masters of British Literature, John Ronald Reuel Tolkien has the unique ability to create a fantasy world in which exists a nearly endless supply of parallelisms to reality. By mastering his own world and his own language and becoming on
Picking Up The Pieces
Picking Up The Pieces
Picking Up The Pieces An analytical look at why the village of Umofia fell apart Faith has always been a guiding force in man’s life. Chinua Achebe’s novel Things Fall Apart is a story that describes the effects of a new Christian religion in a tribal village of Africa. The tribe has their own language, known as Obi, a dignified culture and a value system that has continued for many years as they trace back into their ancestry. Yet, voids that this culture can no longer fill for modern tribesme
Poe As A Romantic
Poe As A Romantic
Poe As A Romantic A wise man once said Artists are never before their time, they are the time and it is just the others who are behind. This defines the career of Edgar Allan Poe, one the greatest and yet one of the least recognized authors in American History. Poe lived and wrote at the beginning of the 19th century. His writing style was innovative, different from the styles of other writer of that time. He dealt with topics that though often written about, had never been incorporated into
Politcal Allegory Term Paper Of 1984- By Orwell
Politcal Allegory Term Paper Of 1984- By Orwell
Politcal Allegory Term Paper Of 1984- By Orwell Word Count: 2608 The Political allegory of George Orwell\'s 1984 In 1984, by George Orwell, the reader sees a primary theme of political allegory and satire. Orwell is presenting the world of 1984 as a satiric statement of what might come to pass, though of course its exact form could never be predicted, if the world did not become aware of the terrible problems facing it, not in 1984, but here and now. Orwell wrote the novel not as a prediction,
Porgy and Bess symbolizes the end of the black mus
Porgy and Bess symbolizes the end of the black mus
Porgy and Bess symbolizes the end of the black musical tradition that flourished in the early part of this century. The play showed the height of white appropriation of what had previously been a black cultural form. All the creative talent backstage was white. This development had been occurring slowly, throughout the 1920’s, but black artists had often worked in a variety of creative capacities. Porgy and Bess became a black musical in its most minimal sense, only as a definition of the c
The Positive Aspects Of Fraternities
The Positive Aspects Of Fraternities
The Positive Aspects Of Fraternities A college fraternity exists on the premise that a man is by nature a social being and needs the companionship with his fellow man. A fraternity provides a structure, and an environment in which close friendships can flourish, Bringing each of the fraternity members closer to themselves. It is by no means the only organization in which a student might mature and develop life long friends. Just one of the many in which minds are shaped and imaginations flouris
The City of Miami is headed no-where regarding its
The City of Miami is headed no-where regarding its
The City of Miami is headed no-where regarding its future said Ronald Hofsteider, an environmental science professor at the University of Miami. “Though Miami has come a long way in history, the future seems very bleak,” he added. At a symposium held at the University of Miami to discuss the past, present, and future of Miami, four professors tried to answer the question, “What will the city consist of during the year 2000?” These professors included George Hernandez, a professor of architectur
Prince William
Prince William
Prince William Word Count: 1023 Prince William tries to live a normal life, but being royalty makes it just too hard (Morton, Diana: Her True Story, 79). He is the most fascinating person of 1997, says Walters (Unknown, Facts on Prince William, 1). Prince William lives an active life where he deals with disappointments of the past, but family members help him deal with the future. In Paddington, London William was born at St. Mary\'s Hospital (Gilmer, The Royal Archive, 1). Prince William Arthu
Prohibition
Prohibition
Prohibition Word Count: 504 Prohibition Prohibition is considered as a period of time in the 1920’s when alcohol was controlled by the government. Alcohol, at this time in history, was illegal unless for medical or industrial purposes. This government control came about because of the fact that people were drinking too much and “destroying the moral fiber of America” (Martin 76) Alcohol has been part of American society since the colonist came over on the Mayflower. At that time, alcohol was sa
Queen Elizabeth I
Queen Elizabeth I
Queen Elizabeth I In England, the period between the Gothic and Renaissance styles is known as the Elizabethan age. It reached its peak in the late 1500s, toward the end of the long reign of Queen Elizabeth I, and is often considered the last phase of the long- lasting Tudor style. Although the Elizabethan age produced a certain amount of characteristic sculptures and paintings, the Elizabethan style can best be seen in the period\'s architecture. The dramatic personality of Elizabeth became th
Quest For Personal Identity In Toni Morrison's The
Quest For Personal Identity In Toni Morrison's The
Quest For Personal Identity In Toni Morrison\'s The Bluest Eye Word Count: 2698 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 riot
...Everybody jumped on him, beat the hell out of
...Everybody jumped on him, beat the hell out of
...Everybody jumped on him, beat the hell out of him... Everybody was hitting him or kicking him. One guy was kicking at his spine. Another guy hitting on the side of the face... He was unconscious. He was bleeding. Everybody had blood on their forearms. We ran back up the hill laughing... He should have died... He lost so much blood he turned white. He got what he deserved (Ridgeway 167.) The skinheads who performed this random act of racial violence in 1990, had no reason to brutally beat t
Racism Today
Racism Today
Racism Today “...Everybody jumped on him. beat the hell out of him... Everybody was hitting him or kicking him. One guy was kicking at his spine. Another guy hitting on the side of his face... He was unconscious. He was bleeding. Everybody had blood on their forearms. We ran back up the hill laughing... He should have died.... He lost so much blood he turned white. He got what he deserved” (Ridgeway 167.) The skinheads who performed this random act of racial violence in 1990, had no reason to b
Racism is a certain kind of prejudice, based on fa
Racism is a certain kind of prejudice, based on fa
Racism is a certain kind of prejudice, based on faulty reasoning and inflexible generalizations toward a specific group. The word prejudice comes from the Latin noun praejudicium, which means a judgment based on previous decisions formed before the facts were known. If a person allows their prejudiced beliefs to block the progress of another, it is discrimination. Those who exclude all members of a race from certain types of employment, housing, political rights, educational opportunities, or a
The differences between eighteenth-century literat
The differences between eighteenth-century literat
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 The Eve of St. Agnes. Alexander Pope takes his readers on a hatred filled epic. A robust piece of literature and love induced psychoses in, The Rape of Lock. On the other hand, The Eve of St. Agnes told a tale of life, love, death, and etern
Rasputin
Rasputin
Rasputin The way a person lives his life and his religious beliefs can greatly affect history and the well being of a nation. A life of stealing and lying can kill you and destroy a nation, while leading a Godly life will keep you and everyone around you protected. Rasputin, in both his distorted religious beliefs and lifestyle, not only got himself killed, but changed the history of Russia and the world forever. Rasputin was born Grigory Yefimovich Novykh in 1872, to a Siberian family, in the
Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury, a collection of po
Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury, a collection of po
Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury, a collection of poignant vignettes about one summer in the life of 12-year old Douglas Spaulding, is a powerful mirror into childhood, growing up, and life in general. Bradbury, generally considered one of the Grand Masters of science fiction, did not in fact write science fiction. While his books and stories had some of the overtones of science fiction, their themes went much deeper than simple space opera or shoot-\'em-up action. His books were often quite surr
In his prologue, Geoffrey Chaucer introduces all o
In his prologue, Geoffrey Chaucer introduces all o
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 equivalent. The Knight, Chaucer tells us, possessed good h
F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby has been la
F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby has been la
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 known for its deeply entangled plots and sub-plots. A
RED SCARE
RED SCARE
RED SCARE One evening in 1950 a Houston couple entered a Chinese restaurant. The woman, a radio writer, wanted the proprietor’s help in producing a program on recent Chinese history. Overhearing their conversation, a nearby man rushed out, phoned the police, and informed them that people were talking Communism. The couple was immediately arrested and jailed for 14 hours before the police concluded they had no case. At about the same time a policeman in Wheeling, West Virginia, discovered some
Relationship versus Alienation
Relationship versus Alienation
Relationship versus Alienation Relationship versus Alienation: As opposites, relationship and alienation reveal much about character. In Homer’s The Iliad, Achilles’ tragic flaw, anger, and his petty pursuit of honor cause his alienation from society. His reconnection comes only after his friend Patroclus dies and he sees that the he has focused his life on trivial rewards rather than love. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- * © Copyright DueNow.com Inc.