The 1920s Entertainment in America was appearing all over the place. People wanted an escape from reality, they wanted to escape life. To do this, they turned to entertainment. In music, Jazz was the big hit. White composers popularized Jazz. Irving Berlin's Alexander Ragtime Band was a big hit through the masses. The most powerful form of entertainment was the movies. The movies were generally controlled by brilliant Jews who spent countless hours perfecting it. Great movie stars directors were
The Failure of the American Dream in The Great Gatsby I. Introduction Francis Scott Fitzgerald is considered to be one of the masters in the field of American literature. The Great Gatsby makes the highest point of his artistic achievement. It shows us a vivid picture of the 1920’s with its surface prosperity and underlying sadness. From the view of the narrator Nick, The Great Gatsby shows Gatsby’s tragic life, especially Gatsby’s love and the break of his dream. The novel represents far more t
Berling Family The play has seven characters and is set in 1912. The whole play is conducted from the Berlings dining room that is in an industrial city called Brumly in the North Midlands. The play opens with the Berling family celebrating Shella's engagement to Gerald Croft who is also at the party. We see that Gerald and the Berlings are fairly wealthy because they can afford to have a party unlike most people at that time. On page 11 the Inspector is introduced and begin's to tell the Berlin
The Romantic Age 1798-1832 - during 1770s, American colonies revolted against British rule - American Revolution divided British public opinion and aroused some awareness of the need for reform - French Revolution demonstrated that is was possible for a long-standing gov’t to be challenged by it’s own soil - French Revolution began on July 14, 1789; group of French citizens stormed the Bastille - Placed limits on the powers of King Louis XVI, established a new gov’t approved a Declaration of the
The Stress Test PY 110 ASSIGNMENT TAKE THE STRESS TEST This assignment was borrowed from a GE 100 class. Keep in mind that you can always benefit from assessing your stress level and stress reactions. TAKE THE STRESS TEST Rate yourself as to how you typically react in each of the situations listed below. There are no right or wrong answers. 4 = Always 3 = Frequently 2 = Sometimes 1 = Never Enter a number in the box for each question. When you complete the questionnaire, add up you total number o
Dylan Marlais Thomas 1 Dylan Marlais Thomas is considered one of the greatest modern poets. Like many other writers and poets, Thomas lived a life of loss, poverty, and adventure. His life began October 27, 1914 in Swansea, Wales. His father David John Thomas was an English Literature teacher at the Swansea Grammar School and at Dylan’s birth he was determined for his son to become the poet that he had failed to be(Fitzgibbon 25). Despite having very little education, Thomas began writing poems
To Kill a Mockingbird left trailing in the dust behind A Time to Kill 1 Some people believe that movies that are based or modeled after books are cut up to fit the most important scenes in therefore making the viewer lose some its intensity, But undoubtedly to anyone the movie A Time to Kill is much more intense than Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. This movie has a lot of violent content which penetrates whoever is watching. Also the topic of racism is expressed more openly and taken to a wh
Twelfth Night Summary Twelfth Night In Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, it is clearly evident that the fluctuation in attitude to the dual role and situation and tribulations imposed upon the character of Viola/Cesario ends up in a better understanding of both sexes, and thus, allows Viola to have a better understanding for Orsino. Near the opening of the play, when Viola is adopting her male identity, she creates another self, like two masks and may decide to wear one or the other while swinging be
Victorian Age The historical terms, Victorian Age or Victorian Era, referred to the things and the events that happened during the reign of Queen Victoria in England from 1837 to 1901. Some adjectives to describe the people and things of this period would be prudish, strait-laced, and old-fashioned. Another characteristic of the Victorian society was that many of the upper class individuals were snobbish and that they looked down upon others, especially the lower class individuals. In addition,
1920s 3/14/04 Rising out of the trenches of World War I, the United States enjoyed innovations in the arts and entertainment and the quick fortunes that could be made in business, all of which were elements of the so-called “roaring twenties”. The fervor for reform of the progressive era was all but dead by the turn of the decade, but its remnants affected the culture that followed. The art, music and literature of the time expressed both the disillusionment of the recent past along with hope fo
Ashoka All men are my children. I am like a father to them. As every father desires the good and the happiness of his children, I wish that all men should be happy always. These are the words of an emperor who lived two thousand and three hundred years ago. We see in history how even mere chieftains grew arrogant and used their powers selfishly and unjustly. But the emperor who said the above words ruled over the greater part of India. He had the power of life and death over millions of his subj
We’re Not in the Middle! The Renaissance is known as the period of re-birth. It is the time of new art, new music, and also new science. Through out time the Church and the people have always believed that the sun and all the other planets revolved around the Earth. Any other theory would be considered heresy. One of the greatest discoveries of the renaissance was the heliocentric theory. This theory stated that the sun was the center of the universe. Nicolaus Copernicus created this theory. Wha
Egyptian History History Egypt has one of the most ancient civilizations of the world. Its history spans over five millennia. The pharaohs ruled Egypt for about 3 000 years until it was conquered by the Greeks, then by the Romans. In 639 AD, it was conquered by Islams from Syria . In 1517 the Ottomans took over until Napoleon came to Egypt in 1798. Egypt remained under English and French domination until the 1950’s, until the revolution of 1952. Traditions and Customs As in their holy book the Q
Generation X Upon reading “Generation X” and viewing our society as a whole, it is apparent that generation x is different in multiple aspects of that from past generations. Two significant characteristics that come to the surface are: relationships and unique personalities that are different from that of the norm. It seems that our youth in society today has gone many different directions with style and personality. It may be a good thing or such may not be so good. Regardless one is to believe
Final History Exam 1.List the reasons the US got involved in World War I: The Germans ignored Wilsons calls for peace, resumed unrestricted submarine warfare, announcing that their U-boats would sink all ships in British waters - hostile or neutral - on sight. Then the German foreign minister sent a telegram, nicknamed the Zimmermann note to the German ambassador in Mexico. This telegram proposed an alliance between Mexico Germany promised that if the war with the US broke out, Germany would sup
History Men M edici, Lorenzo de: From Italy during the Renaissance. The Medici’s riches gained them political control in Florence. They established one of the first public libraries in Europe. The most notable and most generous patron of the Medici family was Lorenzo de Medici, called “Il Magnifico”. Italian Humanist Writers P etrarch, Francesco: (1304 – 1374) From Italy. Known as the “Father of Humanism”. He was the son of a Florentine merchant. As a youth, he followed his father’s wishes and e
My Visit to the Crystal Palace Hi! My name is Kira Minnick. I just wanted to tell you a little about the big travel experience I got to have a few years ago. My family and I left our home in Algeria to head out for London, England. It was a long trip, but well worth it. We made this trip because we wanted to see what everyone around the world was talking about – The Crystal Palace. The Great Exhibition or The World’s Fair is what everyone was calling this huge display of new technologies and thi
Review for Jazz History Midterm exam- October 2003 2 Forms of Jazz 1.) 12 Bar Blues= number of choruses 2.) 32 Bar AABA song four =32 3.) Ways Jazz is unique I. Jazz Sound Interpretation II. Improvisation III. Swing feel a.) constant tempo b.) cohesive group sound c.) rhythmic lilt d.) spirit Jazz is the blending of African European culture 1.) Field hollers- blending tones Ol Hannah - Doc Reese 2.) Work sons- emphasis on rhythm meter- Julina Johnson -Lead Belly 3.) Spiritual- Dry Bones - gospel
Martin Luther King – Part 2 Introduction Martin Luther King was born on the 15th January 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. He was named after his father ‘Daddy King’, and was nicknamed ‘ML’ for short. His father was Minister of Ebenezer Baptist Church. Discrimination Three main examples of discrimination against blacks happened in Martin’s life. The first happened when he was a child. His parents forbid him playing with his white friends. The second time happened when he was 15. He had just received an
King Leahy To begin this paper, dear King Leahy, let us mention that we’ve noticed many things while on our journey. These people are extremely different from us, and in many ways! They act different than us, and have many Social Developments. There are people called Reformers here. They have different social classes, and many, many people! They also have something called Methodism. Reformers here want to change all the problems with society. They’d like Kids to stop working in factories, woman
Part 1- Capture and Voyage Dear Diary, I was walking along the beach minding my own business, looking for seashells or food when all of a sudden these, riding on horses galloped toward me. In between them was a large net. I said, “Hello, nice day outside isn’t it?” but they just looked at each other and laughed. They said, “Yes, it is because with you we will get tons of money!” They opened up the net wider and put me in it, so I couldn’t run away. Later, the bounty hunters put me in chains and
Plato Plato, the philosopher, centered his thoughts around the soul, which to him was the principal of life and movement. The immortal wisdom of Plato, is the guidance in which ethical theory and philosophy take root. His mentor was the great philosopher, Socrates. Plato, took the Socratic point of view and developed his main philosophy, which was the philosophy of the soul. THE LIFE OF PLATO Early Life Plato was born in 427 B.C.E. into a wealthy family that was both aristocratic and politically
Poverty Poverty is a wide spread problem that is present everywhere in the world. The effect of it is quite the same everywhere. However, even though some countries have the resources to eliminate poverty, most do not choose to do so. For example, the U.S. ignores poverty at home, while spends 50 billion dollars to fight the war in Iraq as given in War Resistance League website ( The question of poverty was discussed in books by U. Sinclair, R. Cohen and
Protestant catholic reformations Word Count: 1694 The economy flourished with the invention of the printing press. It was the cause for the protestant reformation. If it had not been for the printing press, it would have been stomped out. Usually when a new religion was formed it was nipped in the bud of the development of it and labeled heresy before the common people would have ever heard to tell of it. There were also much higher literacy rates in this age as well. More people knew how to rea
The Western Influence on the Formation of Saudi Arabia from 1902 - 1926 The area that is currently Saudi Arabia was originally part of the Turkish Ottoman Empire during the 16th century, after the capture of Mecca by the Turks in 1517, but local rulers were allowed a great deal of autonomy and ruled their relative territories unhindered. ( 3) Under Turkish supervision, different Sherifs of Mecca governed the territory of Hejaz. Furthermore, this covered the western part of the
Slavery U.S History The warm climate, boundless fields of fertile soil, long growing seasons, and numerous waterways provided favorable conditions for farming plantations in the South (Foster). The richness of the South depended on the productivity of the plantations (Katz 3-5). With the invention of the cotton gin, expansion of the country occurred. This called for the spread of slavery (Foster). Their white owners controlled slaves, owned by one in four families, from birth to death. Black me
Socrates Question 1 Explain Socrates’ claim that the crucial qualification for ruling is not wanting to rule. What is the role of philosophy in producing this qualification? Socrates first introduces philosophy as a qualification for rulers in Book V. It is here that he formulates the idea of philosophers as king, or kings as philosophers. Socrates feels that this is the most controversial idea he has put forward, the third and greatest wave of paradox. However, one could consider his theories o
African Americans Throughout 1917-1945 The history of the struggle of blacks to gain equality and freedom in America is a disturbing, grievous story, that reveals the courage and determination of the black community. In the period, 1917-1945, African Americans were concerned with achieving equality under the law. They however, fell victim to harsh discrimination from the whites. Many events such as the ‘great migration’, the ‘Black Renaissance’, black political movements, and the Great Depressio
TET: Happy Vietnamese Holiday The Vietnamese follow the lunar calendar when fixing the dates of their festivals. The most important Vietnamese holiday, Tet, marks the lunar New Year. Tet is a joyous time filled with wonderful sounds, color, and scents. In Hanoi, the capital city, families prepare for Tet by buying flowers, decorations, firecrackers, new clothes, and gifts and cooking Banh Chung cakes, the special Tet food. No family's Tet would be complete without having a peach tree in blossom
The Holocaust: Auschwitz, Concentration and Death Camps History Block 3 May 9, 2004 The Holocaust is the most horrifying crime against humanity of all times. Hitler, in an attempt to establish the pure Aryan race, decided that all mentally ill, gypsies, non supporters of Nazism, and Jews were to be eliminated from the German population. He proceeded to reach his goal in a systematic scheme. One of his main methods of doing away with these undesirable was through the use of concentration camps. I
World War 1 Began – August 1914 Ended – November 11 1918 Countries Beforehand: England – Most powerful, largest empire and navy, suspicious of Germany. Germany – Wanted more colonies and power, strongest army, increasing navy. Challenging Britain France – Did not like Germany, wanted revenge on loss of land (Alsace Lorraine) Russia – Abominable government, wanted the Balkans Mediterranean Sea port. Austria/Hungary – Ruled 24 million people, much interest in empire. Hostile toward Serbia. Balkans
Criminal and Civil 1) Date of article and name of newspaper ‘Woman jailed for church stabbings’ is found in ‘The Herald Sun Newspaper’ on the 29th of January 2004. 2) Outline facts of case · Susan Sewell is a 46 year old homeless woman who occasionally sleeps on the steps of the Collins Street Baptist Church · On the night of August 27th 2002, a Musica Viva chamber music concert was being setup and Susan got asked to move from the church steps · She did as the workers asked and left the church s
Lights Out, Guerilla Radio ENGL 1010 Music downloading has been increasing exponentially lately with little sign of slowdown for a reason. Hundreds of thousands of people download millions of songs every day from nearly every country on the planet. Starting with Napster, which was created by 19-year-old Shawn Fanning in 1999, music downloading has gained international attention from record companies, the authorities, and patrons to the program as well as many similar ones. Record companies belie
Law and communication Outcome 2: Copyright Explain the existing laws of copyright and explain the main principles and background of copyright law The active copyright law is the copyrights; designs and patents act of 1988. Copyright law gives the creators of literary, dramatic, musical, artistic works, sound recordings, broadcasts, films and typographical arrangement of published editions rights to control the ways in which their material may be used. Copyright is essential because it guards the
Posing a Question ENGL 1010 Should people be able to download music for free through peer to peer networking programs? This is a question that has been growing larger lately to the point of legal action. This is seen through the record labels taking action against users of programs like Kazaa, Morpheus, and most notoriously, Napster. In the last few years the number of users of the listed programs, along with many others like them, has increased exponentially in spite of the lawsuits that the re
Cannery Row John Steinbeck is a writer who experienced the pain of the Second World War and though it is true that many who have read his work have negatively criticized his writing, many have also embraced his work in acceptance and appreciation. Yet, showing his true colours, Steinbeck writes about his childhood in Monterey in a classical book called Cannery Row. This is perhaps the most humorous of all which he has written, especially since it was written during the war when most people belie
Tupac Amaru Shakur On June 17, 1971 Tupac Amaru Shakur was born in East Harlem public hospital New York. His mother Afeni Shakur spent part of her pregnancy with Tupac in New York Women’s Correctional Facility due to the many charges brought against her and twenty other Black Panther members, one of which included a conspiracy to bomb many public buildings in New York (Powell 22). The case against her dragged on for twenty-five months. While on bail she courted “…two men-Legs, a straight up gang
Written Commentary of My Performances In our music performance our stimulus was “dreams”. The decision was a result of a group discussion and after this was set we split into smaller groups to brainstorm ideas for the performance based on the stimulus. The brainstorm enabled my group to expand from “dreams” to aspirational dreams, where someone dreams of achievement or of reaching a target they had set. The objective of our music performance became to portray someone working to achieve their dre
Brief History of the English Language OLD ENGLISH UNTIL 1066. A BRIEF HISTORY OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE Old English (500-1100 AD) Old English Words The Angles came from an angle-shaped land area in contemporary Germany. Their name Angli from the Latin and commonly-spoken, pre-5th Century German mutated into the Old English Engle . Later, Engle changed to Angel-cyn meaning Angle-race by A.D. 1000, changing to Engla-land . Some Old English words which have survived intact include: feet, geese, teeth, me
Compare and Contrast Essay 5/11/04 Compare and Contrast Essay. No one agrees exactly, about how music should make one feel. Some use music to kill time while they travel to work, others base their morals and values on it. Some follow a musical icon like they were a spiritual leader, while others never even know who they are listening to. There are two types of music listeners, those who listen for entertainment, and those who listen for enlightenment. It seems odd that people could like one thin
Caliban October 3, 2002 Caliban, a savage and deformed slave to Prospero, plays a very important role in The Tempest. Caliban represents a being of pure nature. He is referred to as a monster by the other characters on the island. He is a very complex character and he mirrors other characters in the play. Throughout the play he makes several speeches about his island to Prospero. The first speech that Caliban makes is to Prospero. He insists that Prospero and Miranda stole the island from him. T
Vocabulario Español-Inglés – Vocabulary Spanish-English Spanish 5th Period Pre-Chapter: o la clase (de español) –Spanish class o el/la estudiante – student o el professor, la profesora – professor o el señor – Mr./sir o la señora – Mrs./ma’am o la señorita – Miss./ma’am o y – and o tú – you (casual) o usted – you (formal) o bien – well/good/fine o muy – very o no – no o sí- yes o adios – bye o así, así – so-so o buenas noches – good night o buenas tardes – good afternoon o buenos dias – good mor
“On the day they were going to kill Santiago Nasar…” Litera2 A. Historical Context The book “Chronicle of a Death Foretold” was written by 1982 Nobel Prize Winner for Literature, Gabriel García Márquez, and was translated from Spanish by Gregory Rabassa. Editorial La Oveja Negra Ltda, Bogotá, originally published Chronicle of a Death Foretold in Columbia as Crónica de una muerte anunciada in December 1981. Jonathan Cape Ltd., London, also originally published the book in English in Great Britain
Microsoft Office XP Concepts and Techniques Excel 2002Project OneCreating a Worksheet and Embedded Chartobjectives Students will have mastered the material in this project when they can: l Start Excel l Describe the Excel worksheet l Describe the speech recognition capabilities of Excel l Select a cell or range of cells l Enter text and numbers l Use the AutoSum button to sum a range of cells l Copy a cell to a range of cells using the fill handle l Bold font, change font size, and change font c
Congratulations Class of 2003! Anyone can learn the Pythagorean Theorem or memorize the chronological names of the U.S. presidents. However, when it is your turn to face the music, your time to be in charge, your recitation of the 50 states and capitals will leave you nowhere. I am not saying the “cliché’s” high school experience is worthless, far from it. As you graduate, you all get your ticket to the show, the ride, the adventure. It is up to you to cash it in. You get an infinite amount of c
The US and Containment American Studies Period 3-5 April 20, 2001 In the 1950’s, containment in the United States was a war of two fronts: preventing the spread of communism abroad, and promoting tradition and conformity at home. Not long after China fell to communism, communist North Korea invaded democratic South Korea. Fearing the domino effect, the US army joined 16 other countries to fight in the Korean War and prevent communism from spreading. At home, domestic containment promoted conform
My Creative Process September 28, 2000 It all depends on my location. If I am at home, then my creative process starts with a cup of tea, preferably half jasmine blend. Then a comfortable place for sitting is chosen. With my knees under my chin and the steaming cup of tea, I take out fashion magazines and jewelry magazines. What better inspiration can you get then from the people that are at the top of the game right now? After looking at some pictures perhaps an exciting idea or two will show u
PICTURE COLLAGE The pictures I picked are explained as follows: All Americans Pledge Allegiance And A Select Few Show It means that in our society there are still those people out there that belive that everyone should be in the army even though they dont understand that if everyone was in the army there would be no means of production and that fact that we are not a government that depends on all fighting and war efforts The Picture of the car and the we are giving away a free bmw every day in
Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome Informative Speech Informative Speech OutlineDelayed Sleep Phase Syndrome Narrowed Topic: Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome (DSPS) Specific Goal: To inform the audience of a common sleep disorder. Thesis Statement: To inform the audience of the symptoms, the causes, treatments related to Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome. Introduction: Wake up, America! Most of you are not getting enough sleep. According to a recent survey by the National Sleep Foundation, 40 percent of adults
Dulce Et Decorum Est St. Patrick’s Comprehensive If I was to create an advertisement for television based on the poem “Dulce Et Decorum Est” by Wilfred Owen I would start with an aerial shot of a graveyard, the shot would be in colour, and at the bottom right of the screen where there would be a path leading along the graves, the only sound that can be heard is that of bird chirping and fluttering, I would then have the camera begin to spiral round the graveyard, slowly lowering itself, but alwa