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The White Hotel
The White Hotel
The White Hotel The White Hotel Donald Michael Thomas began his writing career as a poet, and his early work was notable for the way it ranged across the heights of the fantasy worlds of science fiction and of sensuality. Thomas was a superb writer, meticulous researcher, and a genius in deceiving the reader. He skillfully wrote The White Hotel, combining prose, poem, and science fiction, to make it a believable, conceivable, and a touching piece of literature. In his novel, Thomas makes realist
Sun Also Rises
Sun Also Rises
Sun Also Rises The Sun Also Rises The novel starts out when Jake Barnes, Frances Coyne, and Robert Cohn are dining together. Jake suggests that he and Cohn go to Strasbourg together, because he knows a girl there who can show them around. Frances kicks him under the table several times before Jake gets her hint. After dinner, Robert follows Cohn to ask why he mentioned the girl. He tells Robert that he can’t take any trip that involves seeing any girls. Robert gains a new confidence when he retu
Poverty
Poverty
Poverty To understand our current sins of earth-savaging, overconsuming, and overpopulating, we have to look at facts that are, like the sun, too painful for our direct gaze. Instinctively we look away. Poverty "The poverty of the poor is their ruin," says the Book of Proverbs. And the ruin is not just material. Poverty rapes and kills the spirit of the poor. We underestimate its complexity and cruelty. There are four dimensions of poverty: (1) Material limit. Poverty does mean a lack of materia
The Securities And Exchange Commission
The Securities And Exchange Commission
The Securities And Exchange Commission Morgan Bennett Mr. Harris History Honors- Per 5 April 2001 The Securities and Exchange Commission In 1934 the Securities Exchange Act created the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) in response to the stock market crash of 1929 and the Great Depression of the 1930s. It was created to protect U.S. investors against malpractice in securities and financial markets. The purpose of the SEC was and still is to carry out the mandates of the Securities Act of
Is Peace Possible Between Israel and Palestine?
Is Peace Possible Between Israel and Palestine?
Is Peace Possible Between Israel and Palestine? “The Arab world is not in a compromising mood… Nations never concede; they fight. You won’t get anything by peaceful means or compromise. You can, perhaps get something, but only by the force of your arms…But it’s too late to talk of peaceful solutions” (Bard 1). The Arab League Secretary Azzam Pasha said this statement on September 16, 1947, eight months before the state of Israel was established. The Arabs held this mentality in a time when Israe
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
One Flew Over The Cuckoo\'s Nest In, "One Flew Over the Cuckoo\'s Nest", the main character is Randle P McMurphy. He sort of comes off as a New York tuff guy. In my opinion McMurphy is a hustler, considering his gambling and how he\'s always trying to manipulate other patients to his benefit. Chief Bromden is a six foot eight, half bread Indian. For years, Chief, "as McMurphy calls him", has fooled the staff and patients in the ward into thinking that he\'s deaf and dumb. Though it was by accide
Reaction Paper
Reaction Paper
Reaction Paper Reaction Paper 1 (Sample Reaction Paper) Ron Gerrard, HWS Psychology Department My paper is based on an article from the text’s web site (chapter 9) entitled “Lack of sleep ages body’s systems.” The basic claim of the article is that sleep deprivation has various harmful effects on the body. The reported effects include decreased ability to metabolize glucose (similar to what occurs in diabetes) and increased levels of cortisol (a stress hormone involved in memory and regulation o
The Twisted Mind of a Serial Killer
The Twisted Mind of a Serial Killer
The Twisted Mind of a Serial Killer The Twisted Mind of a Serial Killer As police walk into an abandoned house, a foul stench overtakes them. The room is dim and looks as though no one has been here for months. They walk further into the house and begin to see spots of blood on the floor. They follow this trail down the stairs into the basement where the smell becomes overwhelming, causing some of the officers to gasp and run back up the stairs. In the basement, they find the remains of several
Utopia
Utopia
Utopia Behold, after above six Months Warning, I cannot learn that my Book hath produced one single Effect according to mine Intentions: ... And, it must be owned that seven Months were a sufficient Time to correct every Vice and Folly to which Yahoos are subject, if their Natures had been capable of the least Disposition to Virtue or Wisdom: (Letter;3) That he had good Reasons to think you were a Big-Endian in your heart; and as Treason begins in the Heart, before it appears in Overt-Acts, so h
Scarlet Letter Literary Criticism
Scarlet Letter Literary Criticism
Scarlet Letter Literary Criticism Scarlet Letter Literary Criticism All great stories have thorough reports from several different literary critics, what do they have to say on The Scarlet Letter? The Scarlet Letter in the nineteenth century is comparable to early twentieth century and late twentieth century criticism. Early nineteenth century critics think the story was a tremendous work of art. A “Review of New Books” thought the story is “a genuine native romance” (Ripley 295). This is shown
Legalization Of Drugs: Against
Legalization Of Drugs: Against
Legalization Of Drugs: Against Legalization of Drugs: Against Everyone agrees that something must be done about the tremendous physical and emotional health problems that drug abuse causes. Concern about the abuse of drugs is so widespread that recent polls indicate it to be one of the most serious problems in today\'s world, threatening the security and freedom of whole nations. Politicians, health experts and much of the general public feel that no issue is more important than drug abuse. Amer
COUNTER CULTURE
COUNTER CULTURE
COUNTER CULTURE The Counter Culture Life in America has been molded by many factors including those of the hippie movement in the Sixties. With the development of new technology, a war against Communism, and an internal war against racial injustice, a change in America was sure to happen. As the children of the baby boom became young adults, they found far more discontent with the world around them. This lead to a subculture labeled as hippies, that as time went one merged into a mass society al
Enron
Enron
Enron Before filing for bankruptcy in 2001, Enron Corporation was one of the largest integrated natural gas and electricity companies in the world. It marketed natural gas liquids worldwide and operated one of the largest natural gas transmission systems in the world, totaling more than 36,000 miles. It was also one of the largest independent developers and producers of electricity in the world, serving both industrial and emerging markets. Timeline Enron began as Northern Natural Gas Company, o
Islam
Islam
Islam Prospectus: The Conflict Between Modern and Traditional Islam Thesis: Over the last decade the Islamic Religion has been making the change from a traditional society to a more modern society. With the wars over religion and the world as a whole making changes, many Islamic families are discovering that they are attached to their traditional views, but to keep up with the constantly changing world they are wondering if being modern and “American” is the way to a more productive live. Descri
James
James
James I\'m depressed. Well, how could I not be? I just finished reading Washington Square. I\'m happy it\'s over, but I\'m not happy I finished it. No, that doesn\'t make sense does it? Lets just say, I had a feeling how it was going to end up; I just hoped that I would be wrong. Unfortunately the one time I didn\'t want to be right I was. Isn\'t that the way it always works? I guess so. Catherine, dear plain old, Catherine. Poor girl, father thinks she\'s plain, she thinks she\'s plain, her aun
Cry Wolf
Cry Wolf
Cry Wolf Cry Wolf Three little pigs dance in a circle singing Who\'s afraid of the big, bad wolf? Little Red Riding Hood barely escapes the cunning advances of the ravenous wolf disguised as her grandmother. Movie audiences shriek as a gentle young man is transformed before their eyes into a blood-thirsty werewolf, a symbol for centuries of the essence of evil. Such myths and legends have portrayed the wolf as a threat to human existence. Feared as cold-blooded killers, they were hated and perse
Ethics In Business
Ethics In Business
Ethics In Business From a business perspective, working under government contracts can be a very lucrative proposition. In general, a stream of orders keep coming in, revenue increases and the company grows in the aggregate. The obvious downfalls to working in this manner is both higher quality expected as well as the extensive research and documentation required for government contracts. If a part fails to perform correctly it can cause minor glitches as well as problems that can carry serious
Christinanity
Christinanity
Christinanity There are hundreds of religions in this world. Of them two are the most prominent. Islam and Christianity. It is averaged that there are 750 million people practicing Islam, and another 1 billion practicing Christianity. The start of Islam is actually derived form Christianity, history books indicates that one night in the year 610, the first of many revelations came to Muhammad from God by way of the angel Gabriel (In Christianity this is the same Angel which brings the news of Je
The American Reaction to the Halocaust
The American Reaction to the Halocaust
The American Reaction to the Halocaust In the years of the Second World War, American leaders were aware of the plan of the Germans to exterminate all the Jews in Europe, yet they did not act to save them. The attitude in society and the state of the economy in the years leading up to the war made for conditions that did not make saving them likely. Most Germans despised the Weimar Republic, which held control of Germany at the time they signed the Versailles Treaty. This treaty crippled Germany
All the Presidents Men
All the Presidents Men
All the Presidents Men Richard Nixon\'s first term as president will always be connected with the Watergate scandal, the biggest political scandal in United States history. Various illegal activities were conducted including burglary, wire tapping, violations of campaign financing laws, sabotage, and attempted use of government agencies to harm political opponents to help Richard Nixon win reelection in the 1972 presidential elections. There were about 40 people charged with crimes related to th
Of mice and men theme
Of mice and men theme
Of mice and men theme Loneliness A guy needs somebody--to be near him. A guy goes nuts if he aint got nobody. Dont make no difference who the guy is, longs hes with you. I tell ya, I tell ya a guy gets too lonely an he gets sick. (Steinbeck 72-3). Being alone is one of the worst things I can possible think of. One of the themes in the book Of Mice and Men exemplifies this as the quote describes. Crooks, and the black stable buck, say this quote. He describes to Lennie the pain he goes thr
Kennedy Murder
Kennedy Murder
Kennedy Murder If Lee Harvey Oswald killed J.F.K. and it wasn’t a conspiracy, then why is the government still withholding reports done on the assassination from the public’s eyes, in the FBI’s possession? President Kennedy was assassinated in 1963 on November 22. He was elected president in 1961. First he was a senator. Then he went straight from Capitol Hill to the White House. Robert Kennedy was attorney general and was J. F. K.\'s brother. He was head of the investigation of the assassinatio
Alcoholism
Alcoholism
Alcoholism Alcoholism is perhaps the most common form of drug abuse in America today. In 1995, in the United States 67% of all the population over the age of 12 reported drinking alcohol with in the previous year. Even more astounding, is the fact that nearly 50% reported drinking some type of alcoholic beverage with in the past month. Scientist report that the reason alcohol is so popular to drinkers is because it is pleasant, relaxing, and is considered a "social beverage." But what the drinke
The Future Of Earth
The Future Of Earth
The Future Of Earth Welcome to ESSAYWORLD.COM. Got a paper due in a few weeks and you can\'t think of anything to write about? Then you have come to the right place on the web. Located around this site are over one thousand essays, term papers, research papers, and reports written by other students on all sorts topics - all sorted by categories for easy locating. This site is constantly being updated with new essays, and links to other sites offering essays. In case you are wondering what makes
Religions
Religions
religions Christianity was traditionally understood to be founded by Jesus of Nazareth. Paul of Tarsus, after his conversion on the road to Damascus, worked tirelessly to establish Christianity among both Jews and God-fearing Gentiles of the Diaspora. Clues in the New Testament indicate that there was a significant rift between Paul and the Jewish leadership early in the history of the Church. It is primarily Paul\'s writings which has most influenced the Church today. Christians span the globe
Hurricane Iniki
Hurricane Iniki
Hurricane Iniki Kauia County, Hawaii consists of the islands of Kauia and Niihau. Kauia is a 555-square-mile island with a population of about 57,000 people. Lihue, the largest city on Kauia, is home to an estimated 12,000 people. Kauia is one of the wettest spots on Earth with an annual rainfall averaging 400 inches. It has seven microclimates including desert-like conditions on the west to tropical rain forests in the interior. Many species of endangered or threatened birds reside on the islan
The Jungle
The Jungle
The Jungle Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle is the story of a Lithuanian family that immigrates from their home city in Lithuania to the city of Chicago. The novel begins with the strong description of a wedding in which Ona Lukoszaite and Jurgis Rudkus are united in Holy Matrimony. The two of them then move to Chicago. Soon after the wedding, Ona and Jurgis have many great debts to pay due to both the wedding and a large debt that Ona’s father left them after he died. Due to Jurgis’ large size and s
Intentional Heuristic
Intentional Heuristic
Intentional Heuristic To accurately discern what does and does not happen in fictional stories, one must develop a kind of story competence, which Livingston describes in Whats the Story? Story competence relies on making judgements based on reasoning about characters motives and authors intentions. Only the latter is of concern here, which Livingston refers to as the intentional heuristic: a moderate form of intentionalism. The intentional heuristic is an aid used to determine which be
Atlantis, A Lost Continent
Atlantis, A Lost Continent
Atlantis, A Lost Continent Introduction. Atlantis was a continent of the Atlantic Ocean where, according to Plato, an advanced civilization developed some 11,600 years ago. Plato affirms that, as the result of a huge volcanic cataclysm of worldwide extent, this continent sunk away underseas, disappearing forever. Official Science - the one you learn at school - rejects the actual existence of Atlantis, as it has so far been unable to find any traces of its reality. But the reason for that is sim
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Pornography
Pornography
Pornography Pornography -- Sex or Subordination? In the late Seventies, America became shocked and outraged by the rape, mutilation, and murder of over a dozen young, beautiful girls. The man who committed these murders, Ted Bundy, was later apprehended and executed. During his detention in various penitentiaries, he was mentally probed and prodded by psychologist and psychoanalysts hoping to discover the root of his violent actions and sexual frustrations. Many theories arose in attempts to exp
The Bandaid Solution
The Bandaid Solution
The Bandaid Solution School uniform policies are often referred to as a Band-Aid solution. They help hide more serious problems at the school by giving the school a nice look. Surveys of students and teachers show that in general people believe a well-dressed person is more intelligent and better behaved. Politicians like the look of school uniforms; many of them support this cause until the schools ask for more money. Uniforms are often implemented in schools that are overcrowded and have lower
Steroids
Steroids
Steroids Steroids and Performance Enhancing Supplements The use of performance-enhancing supplements among athletes should be banned from all athletic sports and competition, in that it provides an unfair advantage over other athletes trying to excel naturally. Performance-enhancing drugs are a controversial topic in todays society, which are currently under debate. Performance-enhancing drugs are substances, which are used to stimulate certain areas of the body to make an athlete excel in a ce
BEHIND THE SCENES
BEHIND THE SCENES
BEHIND THE SCENES BEHIND THE SCENES In the aftermath of the untimely death of Princess Diana a timeworn issue re-plays itself like a tired re-run of “The Honeymooners.” Does the media go too far? Maybe. But like any other commodity, supply and demand go hand and glove. Whether a high profile celebrity or an every-day Joe, we sit glued to our chairs as the nightly news somberly announces society’s latest barbarity. We eagerly snatch up the tabloids as these mudslingers breathlessly divulge their
Excellence in education
Excellence in education
Excellence in education Excellence in Education The concept of excellence in education is one that, on the surface, seems to be unquestionable. After all, who would not accede that students within our schools should, in fact, excel? Certainly teachers, parents, and administrators can agree on excellence as an aim to shoot for. The interpretation of the term excellence is, however, less obvious. How do we regard excellence? Is it the college bound student with a broad liberal arts education? Is
The crucible
The crucible
the crucible [Category]: Book Reports [Paper Title]: the crucible [Text]: The Crucible” was written by Arthur Miller, a famous playwright of his time. Some of his other works include “Death of a Salesman” and “A View From the Bridge.” Miller has received such awards as The Gold Medal Award for Drama and the Pulitzer Prize. The character from “The Crucible” whom I analyzed is John Proctor. He is a father, husband and a respected, land owning member of the community. He nailed the church roof and
Jack London
Jack London
Jack London Jack London fought his way up out of the factories and waterfront dives of West Oakland to become the highest paid, most popular novelist and short story writer of his day. He wrote passionately and prolifically about the great questions of life and death, the struggle to survive with dignity and integrity, and he wove these elemental ideas into stories of high adventure based on his own firsthand experiences at sea, or in Alaska, or in the fields and factories of California. As a re
Character Analysis of Kino from The Pearl
Character Analysis of Kino from The Pearl
Character Analysis of Kino from The Pearl Kino, a character from the story The Pearl, is a prime example of a developing character. From the start through to the end, he develops drastically. At the beginning, he was thought out to be a good loyal husband but as time went on he became a selfish, greedy person who would do anything for money. When the story began Kino seemed to be a good husband who wanted nothing more than to be able to support his family. After a scorpion had stung Coyotito, Ki
Flowers For Algernon
Flowers For Algernon
Flowers For Algernon Melissa Jackson 10-17-99 Exploratory Thinking Period 3 “Flowers For Algernon” Report “Flowers for Algernon” is about a man named Charlie Gordon who is mentally retarded. Charlie signs up for an experiment that is supposed to make him smarter. He wants to be like every one else. To do the experiment he has to keep a journal showing his progress. Charlie starts out spelling almost every word wrong. Charlie’s family and friends have all made fun of him; his parents gave him to
To Kill A Mocking Bird
To Kill A Mocking Bird
To Kill A Mocking Bird To Kill a Mockingbird Usually, my method of writing a book review starts off with a quote. However, this time with this particular book I’ve decided to begin with a description of the author. Harper Lee was born on April 28, 1926. She studied law along with her father and sister. In her allegorical novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee writes about a young girl in a small southern town by showing the difficulties she will have to face as she grows up. The author’s purpo
The Mystery Of Drear House
The Mystery Of Drear House
The Mystery Of Drear House Virginia Hamilton. The Mystery of Drear House. Greenwillow Books, 1987. 217pp In concluding her series of stories about the Small family, Virginia Hamilton compliments the original plot perfectly in The Mystery of Drear House. The books dark secrets begin to slowly unveil and are brought to end with a surprising friendship. The book is again set around the house of Dies Eddington Drear, in a current year. The surrounding property and underground tunnels on premises pla
The Downfall of Macbeth
The Downfall of Macbeth
The Downfall of Macbeth Macbeth\'s love for Lady Macbeth, in William Shakespeare\'s tragedy Macbeth, caused Macbeth to feel the need to prove his manhood, which eventually lead to his downfall. Macbeth was not secure in his manhood, so he felt the need to prove himself to Lady Macbeth. After he proved he was a man by killing Duncan, and he felt he had a lot of power to do whatever he wanted. Macbeth became desensitized between all the killing and the hype of being the King. In the beginning of t
Scarlet Letter's Use Of Symbolism To Show Psycholo
Scarlet Letter's Use Of Symbolism To Show Psycholo
Scarlet Letter\'s Use Of Symbolism To Show Psychological Effects Of Sin The act…gross and brief, and brings loathing after it. This was said by St. Augustine, regarding immorality. This is discovered to be very true by the main characters in The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne\'s story of a woman (Hester) who lives with the Puritans and commits adultery with the local minister (Dimmesdale). In his novel, Hawthorne shows that sin, known or unknown to the community, isolates a person from thei
A cry in the night
A cry in the night
a cry in the night [Category]: Book Reports [Paper Title]: a cry in the night [Text]: A Cry in the Night Setting: The story starts in New York City, most likely present day. Then as the story goes on it moves to minnesota out to Erich\'s farm. It is winter in Minnesota and very cold. Characters: Jenny is the main character of the story. She is a divorced mother of two. She is young and pretty. She works at an art museum in New York City to support herself and her two little girls. She is kind an
Odyssey
Odyssey
Odyssey [Category]: Book Reports [Paper Title]: Odyssey [Text]: Master of many exploits (387), and The master improviser (395). These all have to do with how ingenious Odysseus is when he needs something. All he does is tell some outrageous stories and he can get out of any tough spot and even receive prizes for his story telling. In chapters nine trough twelve, all Odysseus does is tell stories to the Phaeacians. In fact he tells ten very outlandish and descriptive tales. The first was the jour
Thoughs About The Story
Thoughs About The Story
Thoughs About The Story Etiquette beween a butler and all others is, at least in Stevens\' world, defined clearly and narrowly, and \'dignity\' has to do crucially with a butler\'s ability not to abandon the professional being he inhabits (42). He is to be chummy but distant with butlers from other households, to maintain a strict professionalism with other employees in his own household, and to remain unquestioningly loyal to his own employer. To achieve dignity and its crucial link with greatn
Life On The Mississippi
Life On The Mississippi
Life On The Mississippi ‘Life on the Mississippi’, by Mark Twain, is a signet classic. It is a romantic history of the great Mississippi River and autobiography of Mark Twain’s early days as a steamboat man. It has many interesting stories about nights on the watch and brawls between the men aboard. This is Twain’s own experience on learning to navigate the mighty Mississippi. Mark Twain is one of America’s greatest writers of all time. His real name was being Samuel Langhorne Clemens. He introd
An Explanation of Terrorism
An Explanation of Terrorism
An Explanation of Terrorism An Explanation of Terrorism After browsing through Stephen E. Atkins book Terrorism, I soon learned many interesting things regarding the history of terrorism. It seems this form of protest has been around since Biblical times. Also, the main goal of a terrorist is not to do damage to one peticular person or place, but to gain publicity for an idea they support. (page 1) Evidence of this can be found by looking at the recent past of the United States. The Oklahoma bom
The Progressive Era
The Progressive Era
The Progressive Era The Progressive Era was a period that showed the goals and contradictions found in American society in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Theodore Roosevelt summed up the Progressive/Reform feeling in his Square Deal speech - that it was all about morals, not economics. His goal was the moral regeneration of the business world. He preached that it was wrong for some people to get ahead in business and politics by tricks and schemes, while others were cheated out
War on Drugs A Losing Battle
War on Drugs A Losing Battle
War on Drugs A Losing Battle In 1968, President Richard Nixon initiated the War on Drugs when American soldiers were coming home from the Vietnam War addicted to heroin. More than a decade later, President Ronald Reagan launches the South Florida Drug Task force, headed by then Vice-President George Bush, in response to the city of Miamis demand for help. In 1981, Miami was the financial and import central for cocaine and marijuana, and the residents were fed up. Thanks to the task force, drug