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Corvette: An American Icon “America’s Sports Car” America has grown up with the Corvette as it has transformed from a simple thought in the mind of Harley Earl, famed and legendary car designer, into the dreams of sports car enthusiasts world-wide. For over fifty years, the Corvette has been tearing up the road, the track, and the showroom. With its highly competitive styling, and plenty of power to go, it’s of no surprise that the Corvette is a huge success in today’s automotive industry. Alth
Ceramics Historical Project Cypriot Ceramics of the Late Bronze and Early Iron Ages 8 March 2000 Cyprus, or Kypros in Greek, is one of the largest islands in the Mediterranean. It is situated about forty miles south of Turkey and about two hundred and forty miles north of Egypt. To the east it has the mountain range of Lebanon on the mainland and to the North that of Taurus. The name it bears is derived from the mineral that it is so rich in, copper. The Greek word for copper is kypros. It was
There is no such thing as equality Equality has been the root of much controversy beginning with mid 20th century. What Martin Luther King and the likes of him tried to accomplish has been on the governments’ agenda for many years. In addition, anti-discrimination activists are all the time in the works handing out don’t-stand-by-get-involved fliers and joyfully accepting whoever might take an interest in joining their activity. Advocates say that discrimination would in the end cause a breakup
Schindler’s List What is there to say? They are my friends. I would do it again, over and over - for I hate cruelty and intolerance. In 1972, two years before he died, Oscar Schindler told a friend: Schindler’s List by Steven Spielberg is a world-renowned film based on the drama of the World War 2 Holocaust survivors and the man who unexpectedly came to be their savoir. War profiteer Oskar Schindler uses Polish Jews as cheap labour to produce cookware for the German forces. But after witnessing
James Bond The latest mission for James Bond is an action packed thriller that begins with an awesome high speed hover craft chase through a minefield in the demilitarized zone between North Korea and South Korea; and the action doesn't let up until we fade to black. James bond meets up with Jinx (Halle Berry) and Miranda Frost (Rosamund Pike) who play enticing roles in James' attempt to unmask a traitor and prevent an international catasrophe, World War. From Hong Kong to Cuba to London and Ice
Feminist Revolution In the latter half of this century while the New Right has managed to remain unified, organized and focused the Left’s major weakness has been that it has been anything but; in fact it is difficult to ascertain whether the Left hold any shared tenets. There seems to be the vague understanding that left-wing politics are associated with being pro-woman, pro-labor and anti-racist; however even these extremely general sentiments are often confused and mistakenly conflicted.1 Fem
Lord of the Rings Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky, Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone, Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die, One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie. One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie. This is how The Lord of the Rings is introduced. The Lord of the Rings is a book about adventures, heroic deeds
Prejudice is Ignorance Prejudice is defined as hatred or unfair treatment of a particular group, such as members of a race or religion or nation , the dislike or distruct of a person, group,custom etc that is based on fear or false information or to make any judgment without having adequate informations. Prejudice can be defined as dictionstereotyping, racism and segregationary as hatred or unfair treatment of a specific group because of preconceived attitudes or opinions about other people. Pr
Bermuda Triangle: Underwater Mystery Engl. 1301.05 4 / 30 / 2K1 Writing Assignment #7 Strange events seem to be taking place in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of the United States. There is an area formed by an imaginary line connecting Bermuda, Florida, and Puerto Rico, a significant number of ships and planes have disappeared under mysterious circumstances. It has been popularly known as the Bermuda Triangle, the Devil’s Triangle, and Limbo of the Lost. The area has also been called the Hood
Freedom and Opression in Literature Freedom. The basic, yet insubstantial, ideal for which America was founded. Described as liberty, autonomy, or sovereignty, freedom is possibly the most common basic right of humans. Despite this commonality, it is perhaps the one word in the dictionary that has an extraordinarily individualistic meaning to every single person. The studied authors of American literature represent this belief in each of their writings. The coercion of personal freedom is one of
How has your understanding of events, personalities or situations been shaped by their representations in the texts you have studied? Truth is often used as a weapon whereby those with authority can take opportunities to wield their power and take ownership of the truth. The truth is always subjective and can be exploited by the power of events, personalities or situations. By understanding the way these can help manipulate the representations of veracity, divulges what influences the truth and
Greek Life It was a fine day, as I sat outside of my house on some of the rolling hills in Athens. I sat and pondered of worldly things, when I finally came to thinking of my own life. I was almost as inquisitive about my life as a complete stranger would be. It is a relatively simple life where most common men, as for me not being rich or poor, are usually quite modest, and most often times are made of stone, clay, and wood. My house is a mid-size house consisting of seven rooms. I have a kitch
Free Speech, Hate Speech, and Equality of Citizens Nov23/01 POLI SCI 101(A) On October 23, 1998, abortionist Dr. Barnett Slepian, was shot and killed by a sniper’s bullet. The sniper in question was part of the radical pro-life contingency in the United States. Bill Baird, another abortionist, had his own clinic fire bombed. When holding a news conference afterwards, he stated, “I fault publicly the Roman Catholic Church, the Right to Life people, and all anti-abortion forces who use the rhetor
Slavery in the United States The concept of slavery can be most succinctly described as “the social institution defined by law and custom as the most absolute involuntary form of human servitude.” The concept and practice of slavery has been in existence as long as man can remember, and has had a great impact on the social, economic, and political development of many countries around the world. In fact, the establishment of African-American slavery in America played a major role in the molding o
Immigrants and Crime: Out of the Melting Pot and into the Fire English 102.5 Research Project 1 Crime is inherent in our nature. When Eve took the bite of the apple it was the first sin, but whether in legend, religion or history, all evidence leads to the same thing: as long as there are laws or rules of any kind, there will be people to break them. As the saying goes, rules are meant to be broken. Crime has no limits whether in time or space, race or culture. It is the ultimate “given” in the
Langston Hughes The poetry of Langston Hughes is an effective commentary on the situation of African-Americans in America during the 20th-Century. Langston Hughes places specific emphasis on Harlem, a black area in New York that “became a destination of many hopeful blacks in the first half of the 1900’s” (McKay, 23). In most/much of Hughes’ poetry, a theme that is constantly shown is the theme of a “dream deferred.” The recurrence of a “dream deferred” in several of Hughes’ poems shows a clear
Civil Rights Act of 1964 Civil Rights When the Government Stood Up For Civil Rights All my life I've been sick and tired, and now I'm just sick and tired of being sick and tired. No one can honestly say Negroes are satisfied. We've only been patient, but how much more patience can we have? Mrs. Hamer said these words in 1964, a month and a day before President Lyndon B. Johnson would sign the historic Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law. She speaks for the mood of a race, a race that for centuries
How does Shakespeare’s Richard II put politics on stage? On Literature in History 2: Richard II Due 14/05/99 Richard II is a play of sensibility, which is unique in Elizabethan literature for two reasons; firstly it looked to the 14th century for inspiration and secondly it emphasised the importance of emotions. This switch in narrative focus makes Richard II a play, which is concerned with the exploration of personality and intrigue, as opposed to merely dramatically relating historical action.
Lord of the Rings Journal Year 9 Journal – Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien. Lord of the rings is a wonderful book about a magical land called Middle-Earth. The actual lord of the rings in an evil sorcerer named Sauron. In the fires of Mt Doom, Sauron forged a ring; in it he poured all his evil and dark spirit, this ring made him immortal and an undefeatable foe to the peaceful people of Middle earth. The ring then fell out of known existence after an epic battle during which the ring is cut from
Discrimination The Canadian Legal System has not ever tolerated any form of stereotypes, prejudice or discrimination inside of outside of Canada. Although, despite the Canadian Laws, there were cases when individuals were showing acts of discrimination against other people judging them by their sex, martial status, origin or disabilities. One of the most common ways of discrimination is racism. Racism occurs when one person judges another one by his origin. Probably, the first racist discriminat
PHONE BOOTH SYPNOSIS Red-hot superstar Colin Farrell ( Daredevil, The Recruit ) toplines the thriller PHONE BOOTH, from director Joel Schumacher. A phone call can change your life, but for one man it can also end it. Set entirely within and around the confines of a New York City phone booth, PHONE BOOTH follows Stu Shepard (Colin Farrell), a low-rent media consultant who is trapped after being told by a caller - a serial killer with a sniper rifle - that he'll be shot dead if he hangs up. What d
Boston Bibliography Soc 363 Politics Governing David Campbell, Civic Education: Readying Massachusetts' Next Generation of Citizens (Boston: Pioneer Institute for Public Policy Research, 2001). Charles C. Euchner, Missing Pieces: High Costs and Tough Choices Imperil 'Smart Growth' Answers to the Region's Transportation, Housing and Environment Puzzles The Boston Globe (February 12, 2002). Charles C. Euchner, editor, Governing Greater Boston: The Politics and Policy of Place (Cambridge: Rappaport
Power of People There are times throughout the history of the United States when it's citizens have felt the need to revolt against the government. One way they might revolt against the government is to disregard the law peacefully. There was such a case during the time of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., when there was unfair discrimination against the African American community. They used peaceful protests to eventually get legislation passed to stop the injustice brought against them. Another name
Preventable? Across the Atlantic Ocean there is a plague. Some may argue that is it not preventable, but it is. The plague that is in question here is Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), and it has hit Africa by storm. It is estimated that there are “4 to 5 million people who have tuberculosis are co infected with [Human Immunodeficiency Virus] HIV.” (Columbia Encyclopedia) The world communities have turned their backs on many African nations in their time of need. The lack of political
Racism leads to fear? Racism is prejudice, racism is discrimination, racism is fear. Racism is a major problem, it can be found everywhere is the globe. The causes of racism are; History, ignorance, and fear. Lack of knowledge, lack of education, and lack of understanding. And the effort of racism are; Sadness, anger, confusion, frustration, hatred, these efforts are appeared in the documentary movie-Bowling For Columbine. Racism causes fear, but what causes racism? There are a few reasons; Hist
References: Gibson, et. al., 2003, All About Law, Thomson Canada Ltd., Toronto (Canada). Delgado, Richard, 1999, Canadian Critical Race Theory: Racism and the Law, , 19/01/2003 FabbiShushan, Nadine C., 1998, BLACK CANADIAN HISTORY, , 19/01/2003 FabbiShushan, Nadine C., 1998, EARLY ASIAN PIONEERS IN WESTERN CANADA, , 19/01/2003 FabbiShushan, Nadine
SCHINDLER'S LIST Date of publication: 12/15/1993 For cast, rating and other information, (click here) By Roger Ebert Oskar Schindler would have been an easier man to understand if he'd been a conventional hero, fighting for his beliefs. The fact that he was flawed - a drinker, a gambler, a womanizer, driven by greed and a lust for high living - makes his life an enigma. Here is a man who saw his chance at the beginning of World War II and moved to Nazi-occupied Poland to open a factory and emplo
Savion Glover English Honors 9 December 20, 2002 Savion Glover is arguably one of the best tap dancers to grace the world of entertainment in decades. His unique style has stunned audiences for the past eighteen years and most likely will continue to do so for many years to come. It is incredibly humbling to think over the list of accomplishments that Savion has mastered in his mere thirty years. Although he has been taking the world of tap by storm for the past decade, he wouldn’t be known toda
Schindler’s List Schindler’s List by Steven Spielberg is a world-renowned film based on the drama of the World War 2 Holocaust survivors and the man who unexpectedly came to be their saviour. War profiteer Oskar Schindler uses Polish Jews as cheap labour to produce cookware for the German forces. But after witnessing the violent demise of the walled ghetto where the Krakow Jews have been forced to live, Schindler slowly begins to realize the immense evil of the Nazis. The film Schindler’s List w
Schindler’s ListA CRITICAL ANALYSIS In 1993, the greatest filmmaker of our time did exactly what we expected, and then he turned around and surprised us. That year, for the third time in his career, Steven Spielberg broke the record for the highest-grossing film of all time. Big, grand, and exciting, with dynamite special effects, Jurassic Park was a typical Spielberg film. But while Jurassic Park was breaking records, we heard that Spielberg was in Europe filming, of all things, a black-and-whi
Mass Media Literature Review Mass Media and the Effects on Public Perspective Over the past century, mass media has evolved from informational for the public to a monopolistic situation where the public has lost its say in what is aired. Back in early 1900s, newspapers had entertainment, news, information, and public views which in turn earned the public’s interest. As interest grew, of course the companies did as well. At the turn of the century, the U.S. labor movement published hundreds of ne
Song of Solomon Song of Solomon is Toni Morrison’s most widely acclaimed work. An African-American writer, Morrison utilizes beautiful language and wonderful – though often strange – visual images to make use of every major literary device over the course of the story. “Morrison's fiction is concerned with themes of race, class, and African-American history. Her writing often approximates a style known as ‘magical realism,’ in which seemingly magical or impossible events occur side-by-side with
THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN: A PORTRAIT OF SLAVERY IN AMERICA Word Count: 2066 Words Rights Offered: first North American serial rights At the surface, Mark Twain’s famed novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, is a thrilling narrative told by a 13yearold boy who embarks on a perilous journey down the formidable Mississippi River aboard a tiny wooden raft. The story’s sensationalism sometimes makes Huck’s journey seem unbelievable. Underneath, however, lies an authentic portrait of t
The Black Muslims HRW 3A May 18, 2001 Rapper Chuck D of the politically charged group Public Enemy once proclaimed that the Black Man did not land on Plymouth Rock as the white pilgrims are believed to have done, but instead Plymouth Rock landed on the Black Man. It had taken nearly four hundred years for the Black Man to climb from beneath this proverbial rock. Leading the climb during the civil rights movement was the Nation of Islam, the most influential and directional group in the history o
THE MEXICAN POPULATION IN KITTITAS COUNTY TABLE OF CONTENTS 1.GEOGRAPHY 2. ECONOMIC HISTORY 3. POPULATION 4. CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE 5. UNEMPLOYMENT 6. INDUSTRIES, EMPLOYMENT, AND WAGES 7. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE 8. MARIA MONTOYA 9. CWU PROFESSOR PHIL GARRISON GEOGRAPHY Today there are numerous explanations as to the origin and particulars on why Kittitas County was named this particular name. Through evidence accumulated by archaeologists, findings of fossils and fragments show that Native Americans
The True Nature of Courage in the Novel ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ by Harper Lee In the novel ‘To Kill a Mocking Bird’ by Harper Lee there is a theme of courage throughout the whole novel. There are several kinds of courage that Harper Lee uses: There is the basic courage required to overcome childish fears, such as Scout, Jem and Dill running past the Radley house and the slightly more serious examples, such as Atticus facing the mad dog. This is physical courage. There is also the more difficult
Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder 4 March, 2001Thesis Rough Draft Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder is characterized by a preoccupation with details, orderliness, perfection, and control. People with this disorder often devote excessive amounts of time to work and productivity and fail to take time for leisure activities and friendships. They tend to be rigid, formal, stubborn, and serious. This disorder differs from obsessive-compulsive disorder, which often includes more bizarr
The Way We Never Were Mass Media The Way We Never Were American Families and the Nostalgia Trap If one believes what one sees on television re-runs of classic shows from the 1950s, then the traditional American family has two kids, a stay at home mom, who vacuums in pearls, and a Dad who works hard but always has time for his children. The problem with the image presented in those old television shows is that the traditional family depicted is a myth. Unfortunately, too many people frustrated wi
To Kill A Mockingbird Choose any novel that you have read and comment on its historical content. To Kill A Mockingbird, written by Harper Lee, is set in the imaginary town called Maycomb, Alabama during the depression of the 1930s. It is a coming-of-age story whose narrator and protagonist is Jean Louise Finch, or Scout. Although the story itself takes place from the time Scout is aged 6 to 9, it is told by Scout as an adult. Lee uses the unprejudiced observations of a child to reveal the discri
Waging War against the War on Drugs There exists a War on Drugs in our nation; a war that we are unfortunately losing. Our government is protecting the monopoly of the black market by prohibiting the use of non-prescription drugs. There is a great demand for which there must be a great supply and the present laws forbidding drug trade and usage promote the growth of the black market. It is time that we realize that the multi-dimensional socio-economic problem does not have one solution and that
Was Abigail Williams a Victim or Villain? The Crucible, by Arthur Miller is a play based on the true happenings of 16 Century Salem, (Miller refers to this time as . . . the spring of the year 1692 ) a small puritan town in Massachusetts USA, also it is based on his own personal experiences involving Senator McCarthy’s Communist hunt, which many people believed also involved a hunt for the US Governments “Witches” (In this case Communists) these were seen as an imaginary threat, which certain pe
“Without Sanctuary” Critical Thinking My Critical Thinking About Lynching in America Lynching in America is critical to our American history. People often wonder why there is so much hatred and mistrust. Someone that truly researches history would understand why different races or different groups of people do not agree on the same issues. Whites treated blacks like they were their pets. Many blacks were not even treated as well as the white man’s pet. I believe that lynching was due to the prom
SONY ENTERTAINMENT 4-12-04 Sony Music Entertainment Inc. • Howard Stringer, CEO • Located in New York, NY • Sales for fiscal year 2003: $5.3 billion • Produces, manufactures, distributes and markets recorded music and entertainment in a wide range of formats, including video, CD, DVD, MD, Super Audio CD and via the Internet • Comprised of three divisions: Sony Music (domestic U.S.) Sony Music International (all countries outside of the U.S. and Japan) Sony Classical (the worldwide classical musi
Commonly Prescribed Drugs SELECT another chapter from the list .....Go to the Complete Table of ContentsAcknowledgementsThe EditorsThe ContributorsForewordCh 1 - How to Get the Care You NeedCh 2 - Meeting the Heatch Care Needs of the Aged and DisabledCh 3 - Medical Decision Making: Ethical ConsiderationsCh 4 - The Fundamentals of Good HealthCh 5 - The Basics of Good NutritionCh 6 - Smoking, Alcohol, and Substance AbuseCh 7 - Health Concerns During Infancy and ChildhoodCh 8 - The Adolescent Years
Fahrenheit 451 – A Charred Existence Imagine living in a world where you are not in control of your own thoughts. Imagine living in a world in which all the great thinkers of the past have been blurred from existence. Imagine living in a world where life no longer involves beauty, but instead a controlled system that the government is capable of manipulating. In Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, such a world is brought to the awareness of the reader through a description of the impacts of censorshi
Morals/Ideas of Huck Finn Essay Book Information: Full Name: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Author: Mark Twain Date of First Publishing: 1884 Publisher: Charles L. Webster Co. Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, is a overall interesting book, full of plots, sub-plots, hidden ideas, and the amazing story of how one all important friendship can last throughout not only adversity, but racism itself. There are a few main characters, however, only two are truly the most important. Th
Invisible Man English II Hon. May 16, 2004 Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison, is a fictitious, however truthful for the genre, expose on racism in the Deep South. Invisible Man was Ellison’s first and only novel. He left a second novel unfinished at his death. Flying Home and Other Stories was published posthumously in 1996. In the 1920s, this story is told by a black man who believes that since he is treated without respect or equality that he will become invisible. At first the concept seems str
Henri Matisse Henri Matisse was born in December of 1869 in Le Chateau, France. He began painting in 1891and moved to Paris to study art. Matisse became an accomplished painter, sculptor and graphic designer, and one of the most influential artists of the 1900s. Matisse was known as a Fauvist, an artist whose style emphasized intense color and vigorous brushstrokes. As “King of the Fauves”, Matisse was the epitome of ideal Fauvism. He believed the arrangement of colors was as important as a pain
Views of Racism in Heart of Darkness Eng 23-12 Instructor Time- 8:00-9:15 A.M. What is the meaning of racism? According to the American Heritage Dictionary, it means hatred or intolerance of another race or other races. Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad, is a treasure for criticism on the authors stand on racism. Many believed him to be a racist writer, and many others believed that the novel only implicated the beliefs of his time. He was not only believed to be a racist but also ignorant. Al
AUGUST 1998, SPEECH AT MARCUS GARVEY'S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION In my opinion, Marcus Garvey was the greatest organizer of Afrikan people ever in the western hemisphere, meaning the Americas. The only person who has come close since is Minister Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam and if he continues he may exceed Garvey. Marcus founded and led the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) in 1914. At its peak it had over 2 million members worldwide, 700 chapters in the united states, 74 chapters i