Sid Vicious In May 1957, a baby was born to Anne Randall and John Ritchie, who was named John Simon Ritchie. He brought great joy to his mother, but not to his father who ended up leaving John and his mom when John was only 2 months old. Because of events like this he grew up to be who he was, Sid Vicious. Sid led an unconventional life that will forever be remembered. Sid Vicious, the bassist for the "Sex Pistols" and singer for "The Vicious White Kids", was an epitome of punk rock. John grew
Kenichi Ohmae received his BS degree at Waseda University, his MS at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, and his Ph.D in Nuclear engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. For about twenty-three years he was a partner in Mackinsey and Company, Inc., an international management practice, he also served companies in a wide spectrum of industries, including industrial and consumer electronic financial institutions, telecommunications, office equipment, photographic euipment, indust
No golden eagle, warm from the stamping press of the mint, is more sharply impressed with its image and superscription than was the formative period of our government by the genius and personality of Thomas Jefferson. Standing on the threshold of the nineteenth century, no one who attempted to peer down the shadowy vista, saw more clearly than he the possibilities, the perils, the pitfalls and the achievements that were within the grasp of the Nation. None was inspired by purer patriotism. None
Euclid's Facts Euclid was born about 365 BC in Alexandria, Egypt and died about 300 BC. Euclid was best known for his treatise on geometry (The Elements). The long lasting nature of The Elements must make Euclid the leading mathematician of all time. But little is known of Euclid's life except that he taught at Alexandria in Egypt. The Elements Euclid's most famous work is his treatise on geometry called The Elements. The book was a compilation of geometrical knowledge that became the centre of
THE DRUMS > > INTRODUCTION > > The drum set is a relatively new instrument compared to other >percussion instruments. The drums are different from other instruments >in a way, The drumset is constantly changing due to the demands of new >music styles and advancements in technology. There are various types of >drums, although my essay will be dealing mostly with the modern acoustic >drumset. The best way to keep up with modern drumming and new technology >is to read drum magazines regularly. Ano
MEXICO Mexico, officially the United States of Mexico, is a huge country rich in cultural diversity where the past plays an important role in shaping the present day development. When “discovered” Mexico was home to 10 million people living in highly disciplined and organized societies. The native civilization became the foundation upon which the colonial empire was built. Mexico endured 300 years of colonial domination and has historically been exploited in one form or another by foreign power
To Kill A Mockingbird A Movie Review The film To Kill A Mockingbird is produced in 1964. The main actors in the film are as follows: Gregory Peck, Atticus Finch; Ms. Maudie Atkinson, Rosemary Murphy; Jean Louise ‘Scout' Finch, Mary Badham; Jeremy ‘Jem' Finch, Philip Afford; Arthur ‘Boo' Radley, Robert Duvall and Heck Tate, Brock Peters. The Music Director in the film is Elmer Bernstain, the Screenwriter is Horton Foote, and the script is an adaptation from the book, To Kill A Mockingbird, writt
Cailen Waddell Mr. Cutchins Adv. US History 12/14/98 Throughout time music has been a form of communication between people of all ages. Franklin County, PA and Augusta County, VA were no exception. The musical community thrived in these two counties giving a number of public performances. Before the war musical performances were local social gatherings for townspeople. During the war, these events took on a function in addition to entertainment. They became fundraisers to support the soldiers a
Siddhartha, the novel by Hermann Hesse is what can be included as one of the epitomes of allegorical literature. This wondrous novel is focused on the tribulations of Siddhartha through his quest for inner peace. He started out as a young Brahmin’s son always thirsting for more intellect and perspective in his life and from there on he endured many transitions. Siddhartha let himself experience all forms of life in his society. He unhesitatingly learned more about how different people lived by
THE HOLCAUST, THE WAY IT WAS Definition of the Holocaust What does Webster's dictionary defines the Holocaust as? ho·lo·caust \'hO-l&-"kost, 'hä- also -"kästor'ho-l&-kost\ noun 1 : a sacrifice consumed by fire, 2 : a thorough destruction especially by fire. (i.e. a nuclear holocaust) 3 a often cap. : the mass slaughter of European civilians and especially Jews by the Nazis during World War II -- usually used with the b : a mass slaughter of people; especially genocide. Beyond the Definition The
Volk 1 Tyler Volk Mrs. Lundstrom English IV, Period 6 21 December 1998 Bilingual Ed. For decades, immigrant children have been taught in their native languages in schools across the country while slowly and simultaneously receiving English as a second language. But like anything, bilingual education is not without its flaws. In fact, it's plagued with them. After many years of bilingual education in the United States, one thing is certain: it does not work, and it is failing America's immigrant
“Jammin’,” Life in Jamaica I. Introduction II. Recent History III. Geography A. Resources B. Problems C. Land Use IV. Economy A. Hurricane Gilbert B. Problems V. Government VI. People VII. Music A. Types B. Business C. Riddims D. Festivals E. Religious Effects VIII. Bob Marley IX. Tourism X. Conclusion “Jammin’,” Life in Jamaica Jamaica is the reggae capital of the Universe. It is the location of the poorest slums in the World. It is the center of the Rastafarian Movement. The Caribbean’s large
I. What is Virtual Reality The term Virtual Reality (VR) is used by many different people with many meanings. There are some people to whom VR is a specific collection of technologies, that is a Head Mounted Display, Glove Input Device and Audio. Some other people stretch the term to include conventional books, movies or pure fantasy and imagination. The NSF taxonomy mentioned in the introduction can cover these as well. However, my personal preference, and for purposes of this paper, we restri
ChOcOlAtE WaR 12-10-98 Paragraph #1 Although Brother Leon is an adult and Archie is just a teenager, they both have many common qualities. Archie and Brother Leon are both leaders in there own way. Brother Leon is the leader of a school, and Archie is the head of the Vigils. They are both very mean males. And they both have the power of getting people to do what they want. Paragraph #2 Jerry is a Freshman in high school, which has a tradition in which the eldest kids pick on the newcomers. And
“There are few certainties about the percussion family. No one can say how many instruments it contains; few have agreed on playing techniques; and few could name one orchestral piece specifically written with percussion in mind. However, one thing is certain, percussion has been shown over time that it is not merely a matter of beating out rhythm (“History of Percussion” 1). The family of percussion instruments is the first musical instrumentation introduced to the world. To this date there ar
After taking the Merkler-Interest and Personality Type Self-Assessment, I couldn't wait to read the results because the Myers-Briggs Self-Assessment had been so correct. The Merkler found me to have an artistic, social, and investigative (ASI) personality, scoring 75, 74, and 72 respectively. The results proved to be just as accurate as the Myers-Briggs. As an artistic personality type, I have a definite need for self-expression. I am constantly looking for alternatives in everything that I do,
The arts should be a part of school curriculum. It is essential to our children because it increases their ability to communicate and is a common method of communication for cultures worldwide. All over the news, people hear about how many school districts are attempting to eliminate the teaching of the arts from the schools. These include music, art, theater, and orchestral classes. Many districts believe that an education can be provided by concentrating on the basic academic courses other th
How are Life’s Lessons Learned? There are two sides of consequences for almost everything that happens in life, directly or indirectly. In life, we could learn mostly from the consequences, rather than from the punishments of our actions. If the consequences are good, we know that the action should be repeated, sometimes. If bad consequences outweigh the good, we know repeating would not be wise. Hester Prynne of Nataniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, learns from punishment and the consequenc
A Depleting Society The society in Fahrenheit 451 was very different than society today and may be looked at as completely imaginary. Actually, when today’s society is compared with the societies both in Fahrenheit 451 and in the past, we are indeed headed that way. The society in Fahrenheit 451 seemed overall boring. No reading, no thinking, and no discussions. A few ways society is progressing toward the society in the book are in the areas of entertainment, religion, and education. The great
Kristian Martin December 10, 1998 Period 3 The Tragedy of Julius Caesar: Act I Questions 1. Explain why the working men are celebrating in the first scene. Why does Marallus reproach them? The working men in the first scene are rejoicing because Julius Caesar has triumphed over the defeat of Pompey. Marallus reproaches the joyous crowd because they have done the same thing when Pompey was triumphant. He criticizes the people because they act only with what is trendy without views or opinions on
The Great Gatsby The young adults in F.Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby are similar to the adults of the 80’s and 90’s. They show resemblance by portraying racism, irresponsibility, and corruption. Like the young adults of the 80’s and 90’s many display integrity and are innocent. The people of the two generations exploit violence and have gangs and gang leaders. The generation of the 20’s and the generation of the 90’s exhibit irresponsibility and corruption through many characters su
Although many of the authors that we have studied this semester saw fit to express what they considered the Modern artist's relationship to tradition should be, two authors stand out because they explicitly say what they felt it was. These two authors Are T.S. Elliot in "Tradition and the Individual Talent", and Alain Locke in "The New Negro". Elliot and Locke use different definitions of the word "tradition" and address a different group of people in their particular works. Elliot uses the wor
When I began to look at the relationship between Chris Marker’s film, La Jetee, and Roland Barthes’s book, Camera Lucida, I was thinking only about their most obvious link: photography. The more I looked, though, the more Marker and Barthes seemed to have in common. It was almost uncanny. Some things had to be twisted a little, but the strangest sort of interplay between the two works seemed to be happening, and it felt as if I were the first to discover it. For example, the first lines in the
History of Rock and Roll In the early 50’s, at the end of the big band swing era, came a form of music that, like others, parents would reject and their children would love. This type of music is known as Rock and Roll. Rock and Roll is defined as a popular type of music played on electric instruments and characterized by a strong beat and much repetition. Simply this means music that kids like, music that parents hate, and in some places banned from schools. Although there are many different t
DVD VS. DIVX Consumer Product Investigation The 1990’s have seen a have boost in consumer electronic sales. Families are now able to purchase former big ticket items such as computers for under $800.00 and VCR’s for under $100.00. Prices for these product have fallen dramatically due to consumer usage and competition. In addition it is also common place to find individuals hooking up their stereo to their televisions and VCR’s, and adding surround sound systems. This phenomenon in consumer elec
Benjamin Franklin was a man of many accomplishments, the accomplishments he had affected the world of today and the world soon to come. Franklin’s parents were like any other parents then. Franklin’s dad, Josiah Franklin, was an Englishman. He moved to Boston in 1685 from England bringing his wife and three children. Anne who was Josiah’s wife had four more children. The sixth one died five days after birth, and then eighteen months later Anne was bearing the seventh child and she died a week l
The idea of fitting a keyboard to an instrument with strings, which started to vibrate when struck by hammers, was conceived probably in the fourteenth and certainly in the fifteenth century. For the next two hundred and fifty years, however, the harpsichord with plucked, rather than struck, strings, held undoubted sway. The clavichord also, had its adherents and within its severe limitations was responsive to gradations of finger touch, its strings struck by miniature tangents. In the late sev
“If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.” - Henry David Thoreau In 1967, Timothy Leary persuaded America’s youth to “tune in, turn on, and drop out.” Thousands of young adults literally heard the “far away music” and, to the dismay of their parents, marched away. America’s children grew their hair, burned their bras and draft cards and permanently changed their wa
Greek Mythology R.S. Greek mythology is the beliefs and ritual observances of the ancient Greeks. In ancient times, the Greeks explained the beginnings of the world and society with mythology, using stories and legends about a variety of gods. We can read about these myths and legends in books thanks to ancient works like the Theogony by Hesoid and the Odyssey and the Iliad by Homer. Greek mythology was believed to be developed from the primitive religions of the people from Crete. They believe
Despite his final words of comfort, his followers were devastated at his departure. His favorite disciple Ananda had his body cremated by his friends in Kusinagara. Ten neighboring rulers demanded that his relics and ashes be divided among them, but they could not agree on how to do it. The people of Kusinagara refused. The dispute threatened war, which seems absurd, considering the teachings of Buddha are based on peace. The crisis soon passed, however, when the relics were divided by a wise m
Ralph Waldo Emerson, the great American author, once noted that in comparison to Shakespeare "the world of men has not his equal to show." However, when he looked at the man, the "jovial actor and manager," he claimed he "cannot marry this fact to his verse." Doubts of the true identity of William Shakespeare have plagued men and women such as Mark Twain, Walt Whitman, Sigmund Freud, Delia Bacon, and many others. The known facts of Shakespeare's life and career are few. It is probable, although
Ernest Hemingway once gave some advice to his fellow writer F. Scott Fitzgerald. If something in life hurts you, he said, you should use it in your writing. In A Farewell to Arms Hemingway followed his own advice. The painful experiences of his own life that, consciously and unconsciously, he placed in this novel help make it a major artistic achievement. The first of these experiences was a physical "hurt" that occurred on July 8, 1918. On this date, two weeks shy of his nineteenth birthday, H
Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17, 1706 in Boston Massachusetts. He was one of America’s most extraordinary figures. As a scientist, inventor, statesman, printer, philosopher, musician, econimist, and advisor for the Declaration of Independence, Ben Franklin brought his intelligence and wit to a new and growing nation. Ben loved science and frequently did experiments. In the 1700s a scientist was thought about the way things work and tried to make things work better. Today, that definiti
Since the dawn of Christianity, followers of the faith have sought salvation and redemption from God. Unlike these believers, Henrich Schutz (1585-1672) a composer during the Boroque period did not ask for redemption through his music. This is shown in the composition of a polychoral motet, Schutz’s Schwanengesang, or the Swan Song. Schutz’s life was full of unfortunate events. As a child, he was pressured throughout school to become well educated. He was successful in fulfilling this request t
Age of the Internet Growing up in the 1980’s put me in touch with technology. As I grew up, computers grew up, too. They affected the world because people thought computers were going to replace humans in the workplace. Computers and technology, however always have been an integral part of my life from my earliest years. My computer use began I started out playing computer games such as “Minesweeper” and “Solitaire” on my father’s computer. Gradually, I expanded my computer knowledge and starte
"Gothic" The new crave for teens by: Alan Tenney Introduction One Day Me and a lady friend were driving to Taco Bell. A friend of mine who is know gothic had been telling me of these underground parties called Raves. Well as we entered the parking lot. We noticed all these teenager dressed in black and drinking. There was loud music some of the girls were topless, is was really freaky looking. I immediately new what is was. Later that week Fox 11 did a special report on these parties and the pe
Censorship and the Internet: Freedom of speech has been one of the most important and fought over freedoms that this country has ever known. Since its commercial inception in 1992, the Internet, has been a topic of debate for the past six years. The wide spread argument has to do with the content that the Internet provides. So, when congress began it's hellish quest of censoring one of the worlds fastest growing sources of information it was no wonder that an anti-censor campaign would begin. T
Atticus once told Jem and Scout "…remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird." Miss Mollie then told them "mockingbirds don't one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don't eat up people's gardens, don't nest in corncribs, they don't do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That's why it is a sin to kill a mockingbird." People can be "mockingbirds". People that only do good thing can be "killed" like a mockingbird. This, too, is a sin. In To Kill A Mockingbird there were several exam
Internet Concepts Introduction to The Internet Millions of computer users access the Internet each day to shop, listen to music, view museum exhibits, manage their investments, follow current events, and send electronic mail to other computer users. Additionally, thousands of people are using the Internet at work and at home to view and download to their local computer files containing graphics, sound, video, and text. The World Wide Web, or WWW, a subset of the Internet, uses computers called
Ch.12 Paul Whiteman(1890-1967)= a classically trained violinist and violist who adored jazz but lacked the gift to emulate the uninhibited improvisations of the jazz musicians he admired, formed a dance band in the early twenties that played jazzy arrangements of popular and even classical melodies. Blues = a black vocal folk music, began as vocal (largely instrumental). Classical blues = based on 3 lines of text. Wild wame don’t do the blues. Urban Blues = blues pieces written for publication
Juvenile delinquency may be regarded as an extreme consequence of a child's unsuccessful interation with one of the more elements. Poverty, racial tensions, family conflict, peer pressure, mental and physical abililities , or inadequate educational oppurtunities may individually or collectively by factorss that negatively affect the child. "Why can't they be like we were, perfect in every way, what's the matter with kids today?" This song taken from the 1950’s musical "Bye Bye Birdie" shows two
Ernest Miller Hemingway was born at eight o'clock in the morning in Oak Park, Illinois July 21, 1899. In the nearly sixty two years of his life that followed he forged a literary reputation unsurpassed in the twentieth century and created a mythological hero in himself that captivated and confounded not only serious literary critics but also the average a word, he was a star. Born in the family home at 439 Oak Park Avenue, a house built by his widowed grandfather Ernest Hall, Hemingway
To answer the question of whether or not the 1950s’ were really the “Happy Days,” is like saying that there was a chicken in every pot when Hoover was president. There are many good reasons why the 1950s’ could be called the “Happy Days,” as well as many reasons why this was just an illusion to many. With the 1950s’ a whole change of lifestyles erupted among people. The war had ended, and people had money that they did not have before. Because they were not able to buy anything during World War
Braveheart "History is written by those who hang heroes." If this statement holds true, King Edward I wrote history over six hundred years ago. After capturing William Wallace, King Edward publicly tortured and executed the leader of a Scottish rebellion against the English monarchy. The history that was written by this crude act was far different than that which Edward expected however. These actions toward the rebellion leader only fueled the flame that Wallace had kindled in the spirits of t
From May 8,1776, to July 4,1776, the Continental Congress met in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at Independence Hall or the Pennsylvania State House. They were discussing whether they should declare independence from Britain or not. Some of the people wanted independence because Britain was placing unfair taxes, like the Sugar Act, the Stamp Act, and the Townsend Acts on the colonists. Britain also placed the Declatory Act of 1776 saying that Parliament could pass laws that were legally binding to
1 Adolf Hitler "In any accounting of the millennium's monsters, first place must go to the ruler who made genocide a multinational industry-Adolf Hitler. The scale of enterprise boggles the mind: freight trains carrying Jews to human stockyards from across Nazi-occupied Europe; victims worked to death, shot, or gassed; corpses incinerated or processed into soap; gold teeth harvested for the coffers of the Reich" (Time 123). How and why Adolf Hitler became the man that changed the meaning of sla
Often in literature, an author will juxtapose two opposing concepts to enhance the meaning of the work. Such is the case in F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby. Throughout the novel the actions of Gatsby are shaped by the ongoing tension between idealism and reality. Gatsby's vision of Daisy and her near perfection in that illusion comprise the idealism that acts against the reality of Daisy. Gatsby builds a dream with Daisy at its center, and takes many steps in trying to win her love
Jimi Hendrix was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter, considered one of the best guitarists in rock-and-roll music, and who died at the height of his fame in 1970. He was born James Marshall Hendrix in Seattle, Washington. Hendrix began his short career by touring with a number of rhythm and blues shows witch carried him from 1961until 1966. In 1966 Jimi moved to England and founded the Jimi Hendrix Experience, a trio that included Mitch Mitchell and Noel Redding. The group made
Analytical Essay. Contention: Shine represents the exploration of one mans attempt to overcome his alienation. At the start of the film, David Helfgott was an outcast of society. His whole family was alienated maybe because they were just too poor. Most of his life he tried to overcome this but his father just kept on pushing him back. As he was growing up he had a number of different experiences to try to get him out of his alienation by making friends through his music. I believe that David h
Marvell's Use of Sound in "To His Coy Mistress" At first glance, Andrew Marvel's poem "To His Coy Mistress" is a fairly typical carpe diem poem, in which the speaker tells his beloved that they should "seize the day" and have sex now instead of waiting until they are married. Today, the speaker's speech may seem sexist in its attitude toward women and irresponsible in its attitude toward the coy mistress (the speaker doesn't explain how he would seize the day if the woman became pregnant, for e