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The Jungle
The Jungle
The Jungle The Jungle By Upton Sinclair The Jungle portrays the lower ranks of the industrial world as the scene of a naked struggle for survival. Where workers not only are forced to compete with each other but, if they falter, are hard pressed to keep starvation from their door and a roof over their heads. With unions weak and cheap labor plentiful, a social Darwinist state of the survival of the fittest exists. The real story revolves around the integration and eventual disintegration of Jurg
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Exhausted, Kendra leaned back against the tree. Th
Exhausted, Kendra leaned back against the tree. The quiet of the night surrounded her, and in the distance she could see a small orange glow here and there of fires set by those who had been forced to leave their homes and set up camp in this park. She closed her eyes, rested her arms on her knees, and put her head down on her arms, cushioned by the sweatshirt she wore. The sweatshirt smelled of fresh air and smoke. She pulled the sleeves down over her cold hands. She sat like that for a while,
Courses Of Affairs
Courses Of Affairs
Courses Of Affairs John Shaver XXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXX Courses of Affairs The book of Esther takes place during the Persian Empire at the time of Xerxes (485-465 BCE). It is one of the most neglected books in the bible and very few people have ever heard a sermon on it. In fact, Ray C. Stedman reports that “Esther is a different kind of literature” and “because it is a different kind of literature, I think perhaps we are a bit frightened by it” (np). The book never mentions the name
I Stand Here Ironing
I Stand Here Ironing
I Stand Here Ironing [Category]: book reports [Paper Title]: I Stand Here Ironing [Text]: The short story by Tillie Olsen, I Stand Here Ironing, is an example of a mother daughter struggle. From what I understand, the young mother initially has a rough life, and can barely keep track of herself and her daugher, Emily. Because the mother must work to support them, she always put Emily into other people’s care, and even had to send her away for several different periods. This caused the distance b
Fight Club Compared To Siddhartha
Fight Club Compared To Siddhartha
Fight Club Compared To Siddhartha Since the beginning of time, man has been on a quest to find his inner self. This topic has been the theme of many books and researches. This is no exception, in the 1959 book, Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse. In this particular story the main character, Siddhartha, is trying to find his ‘inner self’. He tries to accomplish this in many ways, one being self denial or destruction. This is also the case in the 1996 book, Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk, in which the mai
Creative Managment
Creative Managment
Creative Managment Creative Management gives creative ideas of how a manger should present himself and how to approach different situations. Creative Management written by Shiegru Kobanashi, focuses mainly on the importance of teamwork, and on group management. How can we transform our present methods of production, under which we become slaves to machines, and regulations for the temporary increase in productivity, into one in which we are the masters of our work? How can we establish a system,
Another The Crucible
Another The Crucible
Another The Crucible In the play The Crucible by Arthur Miller, Miller displays how easily people can be fooled by the innocence of youth. He also exposes the gullibility of common people, even people such as Danforth and Hathorne, who play the role of the wise judges. A single girl, Abigail, causes the downfall of the whole society. Abigail scares the younger part of the society into submission. The people who must decide the fate of the rest of the society, see only her innocence and truthfuln
The Mood of Othello
The Mood of Othello
The Mood of Othello The Mood of Othello Othello is a play that evokes many emotions from a reader’s mind. The mood is changing, yet throughout, it demands a lot of contempt for the villain, Iago. Beginning with act one, there is an immediate setting for suspicion which will remain characteristic throughout the whole story. There is a touch of happiness for the newlyweds, Othello and Desdemona, which quickly disintegrates with the mighty villains lies and deceit. There is a feeling of empathy for
Business Ethics
Business Ethics
Business Ethics [Category]: Business [Paper Title]: [Text]: Business Ethics 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 m
The Depression
The Depression
The Depression Imagine for a moment, waking up one day to find yourself on a dirty floor, a pile of rags, or maybe even the street. You look down at yourself to find you\'re wearing the same clothes you wore yesterday, except they are completely filthy and have lots of holes in places like the knees and elbows. You have no access to a mirror to show you what you look like so you go to touch you hair with your hand and find it to be a pile of grease and dirt that obviously hasn\'t been washed in
Night
Night
Night Without a doubt, one of the darkest episodes in the history of mankind involved the systematic extermination of Jews, Gypsies, Slavs and gays by Nazi Germany. In order to get a good sense of the horror and despair that was felt by the interned, one simply needs to read the memoirs of Elie Wiesel in his “Night”, as translated from French by Stella Rodway and copyrighted by Bantam Books in 1960. Elie Wiesel was born in Sighet, Transylvania. His parents ran a shop and cared for him and his th
Savage Inequalities
Savage Inequalities
Savage Inequalities In Savage Inequalities, Jonathan Kozol documents the devastating inequalities in American schools, focusing on public education’s “savage inequalities” between affluent districts and poor districts. From 1988 till 1990, Kozol visited schools in over thirty neighborhoods, including East St. Louis, the Bronx, Chicago, Harlem, Jersey City, and San Antonio. Kozol describes horrifying conditions in these schools. He spends a chapter on each area, and provides a description of the
Cervantes - Don Quixote
Cervantes - Don Quixote
Cervantes - Don Quixote Cervantes\' greatest work, Don Quixote, is a unique book of multiple dimensions. From the moment of its appearance it has amused readers or caused them to think, and its influence has extended in literature not only to works of secondary value but also to those which have universal importance. Don Quixote is a country gentleman, an enthusiastic visionary crazed by his reading of romances of chivalry, who rides forth to defend the oppressed and to right wrongs; so vividly
Watergate
Watergate
Watergate WATERGATE Sex, drugs, money, power, you name it and there is a scandal for it, but look back and you will see that from all the scandals there have been, Watergate was among the worst. The Watergate scandal had everything. From Nixon disgracing the presidency by lying to the country and abusing his power, to his committees being involved in illegal acts and a big cover up. All leading to little side roads of corruption and lies. Watergate is by far one of the worst presidential scandal
Should The Legal Driving Age Be 18
Should The Legal Driving Age Be 18
Should The Legal Driving Age Be 18 Every day teens are given access to automobiles. Every day these young people go to their jobs, classes, and athletic practices. Do they all abuse their driving privileges? No. Then why restrict all teens, including the law-abiding and mature, by raising the driving age? This debate reaches all across the nation, to all levels of government, and many related laws and propositions can be found. If the driving age is increased, teenagers will have more difficulty
Jurassic Park
Jurassic Park
Jurassic Park A billionaire has created a technique to clone dinosaurs. From the left behind DNA that his crack team of scientists and experts extract he is able to grow the dinosaurs in labs and lock them up on an island behind electrified fences. He has created a sort of theme park on the island which is located off the west coast of Costa Rica. The island is called Isla Nublar. He plans to have the entire planet come and visit his wondrous marvels. He asks a group of scientists from several d
Fahrenheit 451
Fahrenheit 451
Fahrenheit 451 John F. Kennedy once said, Conformity is jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth. This quote relates directly to the novel Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury. According to this statement, when a person is told how to live their own lives they often forget to make their own decisions, and they are no longer their own person. Conformity is following all commands and laws regardless of one\'s own beliefs. In the story, Guy Montag followed the rules set forth by the government, never s
Sam johnson
Sam johnson
sam johnson Born: September 18, 1709 in Lichfield, Staffordshire, England Died: December 13, 1784 in Bolt Court, England Nationality: British Occupation: Poet, Playwright, Journalist, Essayist, Critic Source: Concise Dictionary of British Literary Biography, Volume 2: Writers of the Restoration and Eighteenth Century, 1660-1789. Gale Research, 1992. Table of Contents Biographical Essay Further Readings Although Johnson\'s output of writing was enormous, only a relatively small amount of manuscri
Aliens
Aliens
Aliens For over a thousand years people have reported seeing strange objects flying in the sky. Today the unknown flying objects -UFOs continue to visit us, on a regular basis. A large amount of recorded historical events of this issue have taken place to give the subject of UFOs recognition. Recently, many individuals have claimed to witness or be part of fantastic stories that attract some while are turned away. Videotapes, photographs and pieces of physical evidence do support some of these s
The hoibbit
The hoibbit
the hoibbit Term Paper Sites.com - Only the Highest Quality Sites on the Net STUDENTS........ BOOKMARK NOW!!! Tired of searching and searching for the papers you need? Well look no further! One of the Top Quality Term Paper Sites found at Term Paper Sites.com is bound to have what you need! What makes us different from all of those other so called Top Sites? This site was founded by some of the Top Term Paper site webmasters on the net. No tricks of any kind to deceive web surfers. Only hand sel
Miss brill
Miss brill
miss brill Miss Brill: Point of View The narrator in the story “Miss Brill” by Katherine Mansfield, is telling us this story in the third person singular perspective. Our narrator is a non-participant and we learn no details about this person, from a physical sense. Nothing to tell us whether it is a friend of Miss Brill, a relative, or just someone watching. Katherine Mansfield’s Miss Brill comes alive from the descriptions we get from this anonymous person. The narrator uses limited omniscienc
Heinrich Schliemann
Heinrich Schliemann
Heinrich Schliemann We could describe (Heinrich) Schliemann\'s excavations on the hill of Hissarlik and consider their results without speaking of Troy or even alluding to it, Georges Perrot wrote in 1891 in his Journal des Savants. Even then, they would have added a whole new chapter to the history of civilization, the history of art (qtd. in Duch ecirc;ne 87). Heinrich Schliemann\'s life is the stuff fairy tales are made of. A poor, uneducated, and motherless boy rises through his hard work an
Marketing Analysis
Marketing Analysis
Marketing Analysis 1. Introduction The assignments mainly consists of the following parts: Firstly, an analysis of Ecover\'s current position in the market. Secondly, how Ecover is changing its competitive strategy. Thirdly, consumer behaviour towards detergent. Finally, an outline for new marketing strategy for Ecover to enter the supermarket. 2. Background Ecover was founded in 1979 by Frans Bogaerts.It was a modest little detergent company in Malle in northern Belgium. Pierres Magnin a succes
Thesis writing
Thesis writing
Thesis writing Thesis is a kind of research report aimed at studying unsolved problems or contradictory phenomena in the fields of Science, Humanities, Arts. Usually its author mentions what progress has already been made in the research of the problems stated in the topic of his thesis, describes his own scientific research results designed to solve or clarify these problems and outlines the directions of further progress in these researches which can be made in future. While writing a thesis o
To kill a mocking bird
To kill a mocking bird
To kill a mocking bird The author Nelle Harper Lee was born in1926 in the small southwestern Alabama town of Monroeville. She is the youngest of four children of Amasa Coleman Lee and Frances Finch Lee. Harper Lee attended Huntingdon College 1944-45, studied law at University of Alabama 1945-49, and studied one year at Oxford University. In the 1950s she worked as a reservation clerk with Eastern Air Lines in New York City. In order to concentrate on writing Harper Lee gave up her position and m
Rape Victims Rights
Rape Victims Rights
Rape Victims Rights STo Report or Not to Report, That is the Question: a Case Study on Rape Victims Introduction Concerning philosophies of morality, rape is no doubt abhorred. However, what is debatable is whether or not it is one\'s duty to ensure that a rape is reported. In a particular case, one hotline operator finds herself in a dilemma that challenges her duties as a licensed social worker, with the obligation of ensuring that victims report their rape. As a part of the twenty-four-hour h
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 material
Sweeteners
Sweeteners
Sweeteners Sweeteners Saccharin is an organic petroleum-based compound that is three to five hundred times sweeter than sucrose. It is non-nutritive because the human body is unable to metabolize the foreign chemical. Saccharin does not contribute calories; for this reason it is commonly used in diet foods. The obese [feel] that saccharin is their lifeline to slimdom, and diabetics [claim] it is essential to control their blood sugar (Brody 482). The same people who consume saccharin certainly w
Comentation On Let Us Now Praise Famous Men
Comentation On Let Us Now Praise Famous Men
Comentation On Let Us Now Praise Famous Men It was in 1936 that James Agee and Walker Evans, on assignment for Fortune magazine, drove into rural Alabama and entered the world of three families of white tenant farmers. And it was in this same year that Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected to his second term as president, his New Deal having won the resounding support of American voters. Fortune was not unique in its concern for the tenant farmer; Roosevelt himself appointed a Committee on Farm Tena
The Price System
The Price System
The Price System The Price System The price system is a means of organizing economic activity. It does this by coordinating the decisions of consumers, producers, and owners of productive resources. Millions of economic agents who have no direct communication with each other are led by the price system to supply each other\'s wants. Every economic system has three functions. In a decentralized usually private enterprise economic system, the price mechanism is the instrument by which these functi
Setting Up A Dummy Corporation...
Setting Up A Dummy Corporation...
Setting Up A Dummy Corporation... Setting Up A Dummy Corporation... How to get anything you ever wanted for free... The system is a series of checks and balances. It\'s an insiders club and unless you know the rules or are willing to break them, you\'ll probably never have a pot to piss in. Not.... Where does it say, we have to put up with, read about or watch on TV, the exploits of people like Donald Trump, Robin Leach or one of the Kennedy\'s . Personally, I\'m tired hearing about all their bu
Computers and Children's Learning
Computers and Children's Learning
Computers and Children\'s Learning Evaluate the significance of working with computers for children\'s learning in the classroom The role of technology in childhood education is a controversial topic, and both parents and educators have concerns about the potential benefits or harm to young children. Critics contend that technology in schools wastes time, money and childhood itself by speeding up the pace and cutting down on essential learning experiences (Cordes & Miller, 2000; Healy, 1998). Pr
Robotics
Robotics
Robotics Two years ago, the Chrysler corporation completely gutted its Windsor, Ontario, car assembly plant and within six weeks had installed an entirely new factory inside the building. It was a marvel of engineering. When it came time to go to work, a whole new work force marched onto the assembly line. There on opening day was a crew of 150 industrial robots. Industrial robots don\'t look anything like the androids from sci-fi books and movies. They don\'t act like the evil Daleks or a fussp
The Trancontinental Railroad
The Trancontinental Railroad
The Trancontinental Railroad Blake Higgins 4/29/00 Vail Mountain School Grade 8 The Transcontinental Railroad Although many changes occurred in the mid 1800’s in America, such as the Industrial Revolution and the Civil War, the Transcontinental Railroad profoundly changed the U.S. This tremendous project, partly funded by Congress, was one of the key factors that encouraged foreign immigration to America. The Transcontinental Railroad certainly instilled a sense of overwhelming pride in this nat
Steroids
Steroids
Steroids The Performance-Enhancing Supplement Controversy 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 today’s 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
Night
Night
Night Nobody wants to read such a morbid book as Night. There isn’t anybody (other than the Nazis and Neo-Nazis) who enjoys reading about things like the tortures, the starvation, and the beatings that people went through in the concentration camps. Night is a horrible tale of murder and of man’s inhumanity towards man. We must, however, read these kinds of books regardless. It is an indefinitely depressing subject, but because of its truthfulness and genuine historic value, it is a story that w
Twelfth Night - Character study :Malvolio
Twelfth Night - Character study :Malvolio
Twelfth Night - Character study :Malvolio Character study: Malovlio: Did he deserve the punishment that he received? The character Malvolio (meaning literally “I mean ill will) is immediately affected by the implications of his name. His personage is implied directly to be one of negative and somewhat disagreeable nature, which is continued and supported throughout the play, leading to his downfall and mockery which both initially seem to be thoroughly deserved, due to his numerous defects of pe
Watergate
Watergate
Watergate The Watergate Complex is a series of modern buildings with balconies that looks like filed down Shark\'s Teeth (Gold, 1). Located on the Potomac River in Washington, D.C. it contains many hotel rooms and offices. What happened in the complex on June 17, 1972 early in the morning became a very historical event for our nation that no one will ever forget. The Watergate Scandal and constitutional crisis that began on June 17, 1972 with the arrest of five burglars who broke into the Democr
Freedom Of Press
Freedom Of Press
Freedom Of Press From the moment she stepped foot outside, Princess Diana of Whales had camera lenses and microphones pushed in her face. She was constantly pursued and for this reason she sometimes had to hide or disguise herself in order to avoid the unyielding persistence and constant harassment of the press. Eugene Robinson, a journalist in England said, "For the tabloids, day in and day out, no story is bigger than the royal family. All the tabloids employ royal-watching reporters, some of
Memento as a War Movie
Memento as a War Movie
Memento as a War Movie "What\'s too painful to remember, we simply choose to forget." They are lyrics from the song "The Way We Were." It is a simplistic thought that has been made many times throughout the course of time. It is a philosophy that many people have lived by for ages. The blocking out of traumatic events is done by the best of us and it utilized prominently in war movies. A one-sided view point is the only way to create a plot. As the erasure of memories is used in war movies, it c
Gun Control
Gun Control
Gun Control you recently picked up a newspaper or turned on to see the news you may have question what is happening in our schools and begin to think whether our schools are still safe places for children. Recent school shootings have set feared in many parents about their children’s safety in our schools. Since last year number of school shootings by students have occurred regularly. On Tuesday February 29, 2000 in Mount Morris Township, Michigan a six-year old boy shot his classmate to death i
Explore how Bronte Presents Jane and her Childhood
Explore how Bronte Presents Jane and her Childhood
Explore how Bronte Presents Jane and her Childhood Experiences in the early Chapters. Do you find her a Sympathetic Heroine? Charlotte Bronte’s “Jane Eyre” was a ground breaking novel in the areas and issues it explored, such as passoin and a female desiring freedom. Bronte placed an unconventional heronie in a typical Victorian home. Jane is a poor, female, child; which immedeately makes her a character that Victorian readers would look down on. This is because she belongs to the three inferior
Of Mice and Men
Of Mice and Men
Of Mice and Men Of Mice and Men: Movie Vs. Book The movie 1992 movie version of Of Mice and Men shows differences along with similarities to the book written by John Steinbeck. Differences were common mainly within the plot of the story. The first notable variation was in the beginning. The book started off with George and Lennie walking on a dirt road near a swamp while the movie started off with George on a train with a flashback. This shows how the movie differs by starting off in a different
Letters From A War Zone
Letters From A War Zone
Letters From A War Zone Letters from a War Zone deals with the controversy between men and women banning pornography. In this essay there are many strong personal views on pornography and the brutality of women in porn. Men and women have been at war for many years because of this. I agree with banning pornography because pornography lures men into disrespecting women. This essay makes me angry because it shows another part of life that is really not acknowledged. It seems realistic to me becaus
Hamlet
Hamlet
Hamlet In the first section of the passage, Hamlet is filled with self-loathing. His feelings of worthlessness are made quite apparent as he questions himself with statements like “What is a man, if his chief good and market of his time be but to sleep and feed? A beast no more.” This metaphor clearly shows how unworthy Hamlet feels about the fact that he has been lying around doing nothing and his father remains unavenged. His use of unpleasant imagery like “bestial oblivion” and “fust” also co
Yet Another The Pearl
Yet Another The Pearl
Yet Another The Pearl Kino, a poor Indian fisherman, lives on the Gulf of California with his wife Juana and son Coyotito. Their simple hut is made of brush, and the couple sleeps on mats thrown on the dirt floor, while Coyotito sleeps in a hanging box. Like others in their poor village, they depend on nature for survival. As The Pearl begins, dawn is breaking. Kino watches the sun rise and listens to the sounds of the morning. But within moments, a dangerous situation develops. A poisonous scor
They Shouldnt Make You Promise That
They Shouldnt Make You Promise That
They Shouldnt Make You Promise That In everyone’s life there comes a point in time when you assess your life, not just look back in time, but see the progression, the triumphs and the failures.....Eleanor Smith had reached this point. She sees that things aren’t as they seem, the passion and desire is gone from her marriage, she is unable to influence her children’s life, her best friend, who is an alcoholic seems to have her life in more order then Eleanor. How did her happy life slip away befo
Seasons Of A Man's Life
Seasons Of A Man's Life
Seasons Of A Man's Life Daniel J. Levinson wrote The Seasons of A Man's Life. Mr. Levinson conducted his research for the book in the late 1960's. At that time he was a Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry of the Yale University School of Medicine, Director of Psychology in the Connecticut Mental Health Center and Director of the Research Unit for Social Psychology and Psychiatry. Early in the book, Mr. Levinson states his reasons for engaging in the research of male adult dev
The Godfather
The Godfather
The Godfather The Godfather Directed by Francis Ford Coppola Based on Mario Puzo's novel The Godfather was based in the late 1940's in New York City. The story is about the Corleone family, which is headed by Vito Corleone. He had four sons. The quick to act older son is Santino, also known as Sunny. The next son is Fredo and the youngest son is Mechael which was in the military at the start of the movie and later stepped up to be the head of the family business. Finally, there is the adopted so
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