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Joan of Arc
Joan of Arc
Joan of Arc Joan of Arc A French saint and a heroine in the Hundred Years\' war was Joan of Arc. This farm girl helped save the French from English command and was often called the Maid Orleans and the Maid of France. Her inspiration led the French to many victories. Joan Of Arc (In French Jeanne d\'Arc) was born around 1412, in the village of Domremy, France. She was a peasant girl who, like many girls of that time, could not read or write. Her father, Jacques, was a wealthy tenant farmer and
Nicholas Ferrar
Nicholas Ferrar
Nicholas Ferrar Nicholas Ferrar Christian History 102 Nicholas Ferrar was assumed to be born in 1592. I have found that his most probable birth date was in February of 1593. This is due to the usual calendar confusion: England was not at that time using the new calendar adopted in October 1582. It was 1593 according to our modern calendar, but at the time the new year in England began on the following March 25th. Nicholas Ferrar was one of the more interesting figures in English history. His fa
Barry Sanders
Barry Sanders
Barry Sanders Word Count: 2878 My article that I choice was about one of the most interesting sports player’s of our time. Barry Sanders arguably the best back ever to play the game of football. Barry is not one of those players who is just out there to make money, no he loves the game and is always trying his hardest when he is out there. In my paper there is allot interest information about Barry that not every one knows about him. Barry Sanders was born July 16th, 1968 in Wichita, Kansas. He
JOAN OF ARC
JOAN OF ARC
JOAN OF ARC A French saint and a heroine in the Hundred Years\' war was Joan of Arc. This farm girl helped save the French from English command and was often called the Maid Orleans and the Maid of France. Her inspiration led the French to many victories. Joan Of Arc (In French Jeanne d\'Arc) was born around 1412, in the village of Domremy, France. She was a peasant girl who, like many girls of that time, could not read or write. Her father, Jacques, was a wealthy tenant farmer and her mother,
Christian History 102
Christian History 102
Christian History 102 Nicholas Ferrar Nicholas Ferrar was assumed to be born in 1592. I have found that his most probable birth date was in February of 1593. This is due to the usual calendar confusion: England was not at that time using the new calendar adopted in October 1582. It was 1593 according to our modern calendar, but at the time the new year in England began on the following March 25th. Nicholas Ferrar was one of the more interesting figures in English history. His family was quite w
Another Hamlet
Another Hamlet
Another Hamlet Word Count: 464 The real question is Hamlet crazy or is he just acting it. In my opinion there are many things throughout the play that make me tend to believe that he is crazy. When Hamlet enters Opheliu\'s room and she has the question if he is truly mad or if he is just acting. Hamlet is proven o be crazy in this play and statements and actions he days and does are the thing that prove this. There are many things that make me tend to beleive that Hamlet is crazy. There are als
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
Beloved
Beloved
Beloved Word Count: 954 Toni Morrison\'s Beloved is set in rural Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1873. The novel is centered on a woman named Sethe, who is the mother of four children, and an escapee from slavery in a Kentucky plantation 18 years ago. She lives with her daughter, Denver in a shabby house at 124 Bluestone, that they share with the ghost of a dead baby, which haunts Sethe by reminding her of past tragedies. Paul D, Sethe\'s new lover and a former Kentucky slave man whom Sethe takes in, help
Figure Of Christ In Lord Of The Flies
Figure Of Christ In Lord Of The Flies
Figure Of Christ In Lord Of The Flies Word Count: 693 CHRIST IN LORD OF THE FLIES Many critics have compared the character of Simon in the book Lord of the Flies to a Christ figure. After reading this book I also found out that Simon and Christ had a lot in common. The first time we, readers start considering Simon a special person, different from the others is when we see him the only one to helping the littluns to gather fruits they were unable to reach. Simon found for them the fruit they
Grendel
Grendel
Grendel Word Count: 546 Authors often have to choose between concentrating on either plot or social commentary when writing their novels; in John Gardener\'s Grendel, any notion of a plot is forgone in order for him to share his thoughts about late sixties-early seventies America and the world\'s institutions as a whole. While Grendel\'s exploits are nearly indecipherable and yawn inducing, they do provide the reader with the strong opinions the author carries. This existentialistic novel can b
Heart of Darkness
Heart of Darkness
Heart of Darkness Word Count: 1651 The framing narrative of Heart of Darkness is presented by an unnamed, undefined speaker, who is one of a group of men, former sailors, now professionals, probably middle-aged, on the deck of a yacht at the mouth of the Thames River, London England. The time is probably contemporary with the writing and publication of the novel, so around the turn of the 20th century. One among the group, Charlie Marlow, a mysterious figure who is still a sailor, tells the sto
The Chosen
The Chosen
The Chosen Word Count: 451 The Chosen, by Chaim Potok, is a book about friendship between two boys from vastly different religious Jewish backgrounds. Their initial distrust and hatred for each other because of their differing backgrounds gives way to undestanding, and develops into a deep friendship. Danny Saunders is brought up in a Chasidic environment. His father is the Rabbi of his synagogue and sect, and is well respected as a great Tzaddik and a Talmud Scholar. His ancestors for the past
The Grapes Of Wrath
The Grapes Of Wrath
The Grapes Of Wrath Word Count: 2209 The Downing Sun: Jim Casy Vanessa Cromer John Steinbeck passionately describes a time of unfair poverty, unity, and the human spirit in the classic, The Grapes of Wrath. The novel tells of real, diverse characters who experience growth through turmoil and hardship. Jim Casy- a personal favorite character- is an ex-preacher that meets up with a former worshiper, Tom Joad. Casy continues a relationship with Tom and the rest of the Joads as they embark on a jou
The Divine Comedy: Dante
The Divine Comedy: Dante
The Divine Comedy: Dante The Divine Comedy: Dante The character of Dante in The Divine Comedy who descended into the inferno caused me to stop and think about this awful place. As the reader I got to take an imaginary journey with Dante to a horrible place where I do not care about going. While Dante descended into hell I plan on ascending into heaven someday. Dante had a choice to make whether or not to get back on the right path. It came down to heaven or hell - choose. I think it was willed
The Devil and Tom Walker: Human Intent and the Aft
The Devil and Tom Walker: Human Intent and the Aft
The Devil and Tom Walker: Human Intent and the Aftermath of It The Devil and Tom Walker: Human Intent and the Aftermath of It Washington Irving, in writing The Devil and Tom Walker, and Stephen Vincent Benet, in writing The Devil and Daniel Webster illustrate to the reader the consequences of man\'s desire for material wealth and how a person\'s motivation for a relationship with the devil affects the outcome of the deal. In these two different, yet surprisingly similar narratives, the au
Creative Writing: Instant
Creative Writing: Instant
Creative Writing: Instant Creative Writing: Instant I\'ll always remember Instant. That was the nickname the men had tacked onto the muscled giant that wielded the M60 in my unit. Instant was short for Instant Death. And I\'ll always remember the first time I saw Instant in action. I was a new Lieutenant assigned to Vietnam. Back then, the Army didn\'t try to develop any team spirit within the corps; men were rotated frequently before any friendships developed. Consequently, my men were a
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Superstition
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Superstition
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Superstition The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Superstition Superstistion, a word that is often used to explain bad luck, misfortune, the super natural, and the world that is not known. In the novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, superstion playe an important role that resurfaces several times throughout the book. A belief that a hair ball can tell the future, a loaf of bread containing quicksilver can point out a dead carcass, and touchi
Analysis of Three of Hawthorne's Works: Solitude a
Analysis of Three of Hawthorne's Works: Solitude a
Analysis of Three of Hawthorne\'s Works: Solitude and Isolation Analysis of Three of Hawthorne\'s Works: Solitude and Isolation Julia Pesaresi Burns 3rd Period Pre-Ap English 20 February 96 Solitude and isolation are immense, powerful, and overcoming feelings. They possess the ability to destroy a person\'s life by overwhelming it with gloom and darkness. Isolate is defined: to place or keep by itself, separate from others (Webster 381). Solitude is the state of being alone (Webster 655). Nat
The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene
The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene
The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene Book report by Allen Rabinovich It is the story-teller\'s task to elicit sympathy and a measure of understanding for those who lie outside the boundaries of State Approval. I. One day I gave The Power and the Glory to... a native of Mexico who had lived through the worst persecutions... She confessed that your descriptions were so vivid, your priest so real, that she found herself praying for him at Mass. I unders
The Gift
The Gift
The Gift The Gift In The Gift by Louise Glock, the little boy is calling oggie, oggie, at his front door. This could mean several things, first we would have to look at clues. The poem states that the mother is praying to GOD. One could infer that the boys dog died and he is calling without reward to his lost friend. Therefore the most logical response would be that the boy was in fact calling for his dead dog. In the opening paragraph I stated what I thought the main idea for the poem was. B
Contrasting Apollo & Dionysus
Contrasting Apollo & Dionysus
Contrasting Apollo & Dionysus Contrasting Apollo & Dionysus In Greek mythology, Apollo and Dionysus are nearly opposites of one another, and as with many opposites, life would not operate just quite right without both of them. They each played a specific role for the Greeks. They had very different things associated with them. Apollo was often associated with logic and the power of the mind. He was basically in charge of the Work section of the people. Logic is something the Greeks used often,
Hamlet: Appearance vs. Reality
Hamlet: Appearance vs. Reality
Hamlet: Appearance vs. Reality Hamlet: Appearance vs. Reality One of the most famous and popular authors and script writers is William Shakespeare. Shakespeare has always been able to create interesting characters and one of the reasons they are so interesting might be that they are complex people with their inner selves differing from their outer selves. Are the characters in Hamlet the same on the inside as they appear to be on the outside? The characters in William Shakespeare\'s Hamlet can
Hamlet: Is He Insane?
Hamlet: Is He Insane?
Hamlet: Is He Insane? Hamlet: Is He Insane? The term insanity means a mental disorder, whether it is temporary or permanent, that is used to describe a person when they don\'t know the difference between right or wrong. They don\'t consider the nature of their actions due to the mental defect.(“Insanity”, sturtevant) In William Shakespeare\'s play “ Hamlet” Shakespeare leads you to believe that the main character, Hamlet, might be insane. There are many clues to suggest Hamlet is insane but inf
Hamlet: Emotional States
Hamlet: Emotional States
Hamlet: Emotional States Hamlet: Emotional States Hamlet went through various emotional states because of different unfortunate circumstances that confronted him. Yet Hamlet never went so far over the edge so as to not come back from reality, yet for reasons psychological, he procrastinated actions that he should have taken, until it was too late. I will first discuss Hamlet, the origins for his queer behavior and if it twas feigned or not. In the first act we see that Hamlet is a sort of ide
Is Hamlet Mad?
Is Hamlet Mad?
Is Hamlet Mad? Is Hamlet Mad? Perhaps the world\'s most famous mental patient, Hamlet\'s sanity has been argued over by countless learned scholars for hundreds of years. As a mere student of advanced-level English Literature, I doubt I can add anything new to the debate in 2000 words, but I can look at the evidence supporting or dispelling each argument and come to my own conclusion. Hamlet is obviously experiencing grief and despair right from the beginning of the novel, with the death of his
Use of Contrasts in Act I of The Tempest
Use of Contrasts in Act I of The Tempest
Use of Contrasts in Act I of The Tempest Use of Contrasts in Act I of The Tempest Krunal Patel William Shakespeare used many different writing devices when he wrote his plays. In Act I of The Tempest, the use of contrasts between characters, setting, and ideas were often used to develop the story, and more importantly, the messages that Shakespeare wished to portray by the play. One good example was how some characters in the first act had their counterparts. Ariel had Caliban, and Gonzalo had
Accordion Crimes: Dismal Reality Checks
Accordion Crimes: Dismal Reality Checks
Accordion Crimes: Dismal Reality Checks Accordion Crimes: Dismal Reality Checks Author: E. Annie Proulx Accordion Crimes is a difficult book to place in a single time period because the story takes place over about 100 years, originating in a small Sicilian village, but the main setting and focus is the United States. The various settings introduced in the book influenced the characters in various ways, but one instance of influence was great enough to cause his death. The accordion maker was l
American Male Pigs
American Male Pigs
American Male Pigs American Male Pigs Today in this great country of ours, there is an animal that stalks the face of our land. An animal that\'ll stop at very little to obtain it\'s nightly goal. Some women have unjustly classified this animal a Land Shark, along with an assortment of other colorful names. Little do the women of this country realize that these animals have banned together to form a national coalition. I, along with most males above the age of consent, am a proud and very activ
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
What's Love Got To Do With It; Everything!
What's Love Got To Do With It; Everything!
What\'s Love Got To Do With It; Everything! What\'s Love Got To Do With It; Everything! Tuesday, October 21, 1997 Jason M. Schwefel Dr. Andrea Musher Tuesdays and Thursday 12:30 - 1:45 PM Literary essay What We Talk About When We Talk About Love By: Raymond Carver An excerpt from Readers Digest August, 1997, submitted to Laughter, the Best Medicine, by Adam Christing. A lot of people wonder how you know if you really in love, says comedian Ronnie Shakes. Just ask yourself one question: Would I
Beowulf: Link Between Traditions - Pagan and Chris
Beowulf: Link Between Traditions - Pagan and Chris
Beowulf: Link Between Traditions - Pagan and Christian Beowulf: Link Between Traditions - Pagan and Christian Beowulf is a link between two traditions, Pagan and the Christian. The virtues of courage in war and the acceptance of feuds between men and countries as a fact of life stem from the older Pagan tradition. On the other hand Christianity\'s moralities are based meekness and poverty. Beowulf brings this two convictions together through the actions of the characters. Even though Beowul
Characterization of Reverend Samuel Parris in The
Characterization of Reverend Samuel Parris in The
Characterization of Reverend Samuel Parris in The Crucible Characterization of Reverend Samuel Parris in The Crucible Eric Repas Throughout The Crucible we are introduced to and follow four or five important characters that Arthur Miller elaborated upon. One of those characters is Reverend Samuel Parris, a bitter minister who came to Salem for unclear reasons. That reason may have been he was looking for a small town to control, maybe he was trying to escape something or someone, or he may
A report on Accordion Crimes
A report on Accordion Crimes
a report on Accordion Crimes Author: E. Annie Proulx Accordion Crimes is a difficult book to place in a single time period because the story takes place over about 100 years, originating in a small Sicilian village, but the main setting and focus is the United States. The various settings introduced in the book influenced the characters in various ways, but one instance of influence was great enough to cause his death. The accordion maker was literally ruled over by his setting. The setting aro
Achilles' Doom
Achilles' Doom
Achilles\' Doom Word Count: 1481 “To be, or not to be, that is the question. Whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, or to take arms against a sea of troubles and by opposing end them.” Though written centuries after the death of Achilles, this quote from Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” speaks honestly of his life. The epic poem, “The Iliad” of Homer, is a story of the journey of his soul, and his attempts to escape his fate. He questions his fate set out f
Today in this great country of ours, there is an a
Today in this great country of ours, there is an a
Today in this great country of ours, there is an animal that stalks the face of our land. An animal that\'ll stop at very little to obtain it\'s nightly goal. Some women have unjustly classified this animal a Land Shark, along with an assortment of other colorful names. Little do the women of this country realize that these animals have banned together to form a national coalition. I, along with most males above the age of consent, am a proud and very active member. Our covert organization is c
Animal Imagery In Hamlet
Animal Imagery In Hamlet
Animal Imagery In Hamlet Word Count: 990 In Shakespeare\'s play, Hamlet, animalistic imagery is seen throughout the play and intertwines many characters. There are two main types of animalistic behaviors seen in the play. First there are the common predator-prey relationships that are visible in all animalistic societies. In the animal kingdom there is a food chain where some smarter or more cunning animal hunts or tracks down the weaker animal, thus a predator-prey relationship. Second is the
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
Beowulf is a link between two traditions, Pagan
Beowulf is a link between two traditions, Pagan
Beowulf is a link between two traditions, Pagan and the Christian. The virtues of courage in war and the acceptance of feuds between men and countries as a fact of life stem from the older Pagan tradition. On the other hand Christianity’s moralities are based meekness and poverty. Beowulf brings this two convictions together through the actions of the characters. Even though Beowulf possesses spiritual strength, he isn’t particularly concerned with the Christian virtues. He wants to help pe
I. Bernard Malamud
I. Bernard Malamud
I. Bernard Malamud Bernard Malamud (1914-1986) was born in Brooklyn, New York. From 1932 to 1936 he studied at the City College of New York, where he received his bachelor\'s degree. From 1937 to 1938 he was a student at the Columbia University. In 1942 he received his Master\'s degree. From 1940 to 1948 he taught evening classes at the Erasmus High School, the same High School he went to from 1928 to 1932. In 1943 his first two short stories were published in Threshold and American Preface. He
Another Hamlet
Another Hamlet
Another Hamlet Word Count: 464 The real question is Hamlet crazy or is he just acting it. In my opinion there are many things throughout the play that make me tend to believe that he is crazy. When Hamlet enters Opheliu\'s room and she has the question if he is truly mad or if he is just acting. Hamlet is proven o be crazy in this play and statements and actions he days and does are the thing that prove this. There are many things that make me tend to beleive that Hamlet is crazy. There are als
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
Beloved
Beloved
Beloved Word Count: 954 Toni Morrison\'s Beloved is set in rural Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1873. The novel is centered on a woman named Sethe, who is the mother of four children, and an escapee from slavery in a Kentucky plantation 18 years ago. She lives with her daughter, Denver in a shabby house at 124 Bluestone, that they share with the ghost of a dead baby, which haunts Sethe by reminding her of past tragedies. Paul D, Sethe\'s new lover and a former Kentucky slave man whom Sethe takes in, help
Figure Of Christ In Lord Of The Flies
Figure Of Christ In Lord Of The Flies
Figure Of Christ In Lord Of The Flies Word Count: 693 CHRIST IN LORD OF THE FLIES Many critics have compared the character of Simon in the book Lord of the Flies to a Christ figure. After reading this book I also found out that Simon and Christ had a lot in common. The first time we, readers start considering Simon a special person, different from the others is when we see him the only one to helping the littluns to gather fruits they were unable to reach. Simon found for them the fruit they
Grendel
Grendel
Grendel Word Count: 546 Authors often have to choose between concentrating on either plot or social commentary when writing their novels; in John Gardener\'s Grendel, any notion of a plot is forgone in order for him to share his thoughts about late sixties-early seventies America and the world\'s institutions as a whole. While Grendel\'s exploits are nearly indecipherable and yawn inducing, they do provide the reader with the strong opinions the author carries. This existentialistic novel can b
Heart of Darkness
Heart of Darkness
Heart of Darkness Word Count: 1651 The framing narrative of Heart of Darkness is presented by an unnamed, undefined speaker, who is one of a group of men, former sailors, now professionals, probably middle-aged, on the deck of a yacht at the mouth of the Thames River, London England. The time is probably contemporary with the writing and publication of the novel, so around the turn of the 20th century. One among the group, Charlie Marlow, a mysterious figure who is still a sailor, tells the sto
The Chosen
The Chosen
The Chosen Word Count: 451 The Chosen, by Chaim Potok, is a book about friendship between two boys from vastly different religious Jewish backgrounds. Their initial distrust and hatred for each other because of their differing backgrounds gives way to undestanding, and develops into a deep friendship. Danny Saunders is brought up in a Chasidic environment. His father is the Rabbi of his synagogue and sect, and is well respected as a great Tzaddik and a Talmud Scholar. His ancestors for the past
The Grapes Of Wrath
The Grapes Of Wrath
The Grapes Of Wrath Word Count: 2209 The Downing Sun: Jim Casy Vanessa Cromer John Steinbeck passionately describes a time of unfair poverty, unity, and the human spirit in the classic, The Grapes of Wrath. The novel tells of real, diverse characters who experience growth through turmoil and hardship. Jim Casy- a personal favorite character- is an ex-preacher that meets up with a former worshiper, Tom Joad. Casy continues a relationship with Tom and the rest of the Joads as they embark on a jou
Catch-22
Catch-22
Catch-22 Word Count: 1676 The Deft Touch of Catch 22: Heller\'s Harmonious Unison of Comedy and Tragedy Since the dawn of literature and drama, comedy and tragedy have always been partitioned into separate genres. Certainly most tragedies had comedic moments, and even the zaniest comedies were at times serious. However, even the development of said tragicomedies left the division more or less intact. Integrating a total comedy and a total tragedy into a holistic union that not only preserved bo
Eric Repas
Eric Repas
Eric Repas Lit Analysis 11/ 7/96 Characterization of Reverend Samuel Parris Throughout The Crucible we are introduced to and follow four or five important characters that Arthur Miller elaborated upon. One of those characters is Reverend Samuel Parris, a bitter minister who came to Salem for unclear reasons. That reason may have been he was looking for a small town to control, maybe he was trying to escape something or someone, or he may have just wanted a fresh, clean start; whatever that reas
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