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Wilt Chamberlain
Wilt Chamberlain
Wilt Chamberlain There have been many greats to play the game basketball, but we have never, and maybe never again, see the likes of Wilt Chamberlain. His entire life Wilt Chamberlain made the improbable look routine. No professional athlete in any team sport combined the size, strength, and fluidity of movement that Wilt Chamberlain brought into the sleepy, dimly lit NBA arenas of 1959. I¹ll go one step further: No one who has played pro team sports has ever dominated every minute of every game
The Immortal
The Immortal
The Immortal BOOK REPORT Roman Kizner World Lit THEIMMORTAL By:me n ur ............. I read the book called the immortal by Christofer Pike. The story takes place in an island Greco in Greece. It is a great island and is mostly for tourism. But near that island about 5 miles away from Greco is a sacred island of Delos which attracts many tourists. It is sacred because its very old and there are prehistoric ruins everywhere on it. But the main reason it is sacred is because many believe Zeus the
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
Immigrants
Immigrants
Immigrants The first glimpse of the Statue of Liberty was an emotional experience remembered for life for the immigrants approaching New York Harbor. Engraved on the base of the Statue of Liberty are the words from Emma Lazarus's poem, "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free." The French sculptor, Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi, designed the statue. It was intended as a monument to the freedom found lacking in his own country of France. Bartholdi said, "I will tr
Alexander The Great
Alexander The Great
Alexander The Great Introduction Alexander III, more commonly known as Alexander the Great, was one of the greatest military leaders in world history. He was born in Pella, Macedonia, then a Greek nation. The exact date of his birth is uncertain, but was probably either July 20 or 26, 356 B.C. Alexander was considered a child from his birth until 341 B.C. His princehood lasted from 340 to 336 B.C. In 336 B.C. Philip II, his father, was assassinated, thus making Alexander king. Alexander became a
Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin Franklin is undoubtedly one of the most influential figures in American history. The numerous advancements contributed by Franklin were made possible by a lot of work on his part. His outlook is best represented by his famous quote, "Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of." Franklin did not sway from that philosophy, and spent little time at leisure, as it was not productive. Franklin’s work ethic, moral outlook, and constant inter
Robert Aldrich
Robert Aldrich
Robert Aldrich Robert Aldrich Robert Aldrich was born into an extremely wealthy family. He became an assistant director in Hollywood, working in the 1945 - 1952 period with many directors. A notably high percentage of these were in the extreme left: Jean Renoir, Lewis Milestone, Robert Rossen, Joseph Losey, Charles Chaplin. Kiss Me Deadly Kiss Me Deadly (1955) is Aldrich\'s most remarkable film. Aldrich began directing in 1953, and by then, the film noir cycle had run its course as a Hollywood p
The Potential Effects of a Depleted Ozone Layer -
The Potential Effects of a Depleted Ozone Layer -
The Potential Effects of a Depleted Ozone Layer - Detrykowski The Potential Effects of a Depleted Ozone Layer - Detrykowski "And God said, let there be light and there was light and then God saw the light, that it was good " ( Genesis 1: 3-4 ). Undoubtedly, light is good. Without light man could not survive. Light is the ultimate cosmic force in this universe allowing man to progress and flourish. In the form of heat, light from the sun warms the Earth. Light, also, is the single most important
Television Violence
Television Violence
Television Violence Television Violence Violence in television, is it turning our children into violent, destructive, and hateful toddlers. Yes or no? In today\'s society television plays such a big role in our everyday lives that it is hard to see if it effects our children\'s behavior. Television has the potential of being a very constructive learning tool, if used correctly. On the other hand if used in a destructive manner it could, hypothetically, turn our children and future leaders of tom
Jail without bars Raise The Re
Jail without bars Raise The Re
Jail without bars Raise The Re Some people are trapped in the prison of their own lives. The bars can consist of many things that hold these people from their full potential. Many of these restrictions come from social standards, stereotypes, prejudices, or poverty. It\'s hard to break away from these cycles, but it is possible. It takes enormous strength and courage which these characters did not have. Even though they did not succeed we can learn from their mistakes. Songlian decided to marry
On the Waterfront
On the Waterfront
On the Waterfront While watching the movie On the Waterfront directed by Elia Kazan, I was bombarded by many timeless topics about the human condition. The most striking of which was the struggle for power. Throughout the movie, the desire to be in control was the underlying motivation for the violence witnessed. It was the foundation to the falling out between family members and the basis for which lives were taken. Kazan brings the classic gangster story to a new level with the characters depi
Wilfred Owen's Anthem For Doomed Youth
Wilfred Owen's Anthem For Doomed Youth
Wilfred Owen\'s Anthem For Doomed Youth Notes for students Anthem for doomed Youth 1 Anthem - perhaps best known in the expression The National Anthem; also, an important religious song (often expressing joy); here, perhaps, a solemn song of celebration 2 passing-bells - a bell tolled after someone\'s death to announce the death to the world 3 patter out - rapidly speak 4 orisons - prayers, here funeral prayers 5 mockeries - ceremonies which are insults. Here Owen seems to be suggesting that the
Berkeley's Theory of Immaterialism
Berkeley's Theory of Immaterialism
Berkeley\'s Theory of Immaterialism As man progressed through the various stages of evolution, it is assumed that at a certain point he began to ponder the world around him. Of course, these first attempts fell short of being scholarly, probably consisting of a few grunts and snorts at best. As time passed on, though, these ideas persisted and were eventually tackled by the more intellectual, so-called philosophers. Thus, excavation of "the external world" began. As the authoritarinism of the an
The Colosseum
The Colosseum
The Colosseum In the first century AD, the Roman Emperor Vespasian decided that Rome needed a stadium that would not only satisfy the crowds, but also convince the magnitude that Rome had become a power to be reckoned with. He wanted them to know that Rome now again had strong and unquestionable power in the world after the strong and bitter civil war it had recently gone through. His idea was to create an amphitheater. This theater, named the Flavian Amphitheater, earned a reputation as the gre
Colors in Symbolism
Colors in Symbolism
Colors in Symbolism Colors can symbolize many different things. Artists use colors in their paintings when they want you to see what they are trying to express. Like if an artist is trying to express sorrow or death he often uses blacks blues, and grays basically he uses dreary colors. You automatically feel what the artist is trying to express. When the artist uses bright colors you feel warm and you feel happiness. In the novel The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald is like an artist. He uses c
Camaro SS vs Mustang GT
Camaro SS vs Mustang GT
Camaro SS vs Mustang GT Ask any avid Camaro or Mustang fan about the original ponycar era, and you\'re bound to feel their pain. They\'ll describe cars that lit the tires on fire, floor it and hang onto the wheel excitement. When people utter the words, "American Muscle Car," two distinctive cars come to mind. The Camaro SS and the Mustang GT. Both of these cars have been around for generations on end and loved by all types of people. It has been only recently that both cars have battled head to
Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley
Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley
Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley The play, “Crimes of the Heart,” written by Beth Henley, is brilliantly charming, and Henley is completely deserving of her Pulitzer-Prize for this piece. My mother suggested I read this play because she says that I am very much like one of the main characters Lenny Magrath, and she said that I would be able to relate to many parts of the story. I found that the beginning of the play was somewhat slow and not very uplifting, but as the play progressed, I found
1984
1984
1984 -George Orwell SUNDAY, NOV 14, 1993 Summary Chapter 1 and 2 We are introduced to Winston Smith the main character of the story. Works at Ministry of truth. Ministry of truth is one of four government buildings in destroyed London, the main city of Airstrip One, a province of Oceania. Year is 1984 and three contries are at war, Oceania, Eurasia and Eastasia. Oceania is run by the party whose leader is Big Brother. Winston is sick of his life in the ruined city and decides to keep a diary. Th
Shakespeare Finds Love on a Midsummer Night
Shakespeare Finds Love on a Midsummer Night
Shakespeare Finds Love on a Midsummer Night The forest outside Athens is filled with changelings, magic, and ancient myth: in other words, the stage is set. The night is silent and still as four mortals alternately hate and love, monarchs of the faerie world clash wills, and the mischief of one irrepressible woodland sprite weaves a spell over all. The breath of the darkness is lit with the glow of foxfire; hearts are broken and mended within the span of short hours. In the bower of the Faerie Q
Ultimate Love in Like Water fo Chocolate
Ultimate Love in Like Water fo Chocolate
Ultimate Love in Like Water fo Chocolate Ultimate Love in Like Water for Chocolate Laura Esquivels Like Water for Chocolate is a love story set in Mexico, interspersed with recipes, related in unadorned, uncomplicated language. Yet when the ingredients are combined and simmer, subtle and unusual flavors emerge. On one level, this is the story of Tita, youngest daughter of the formidable matriarch Mama Elena who forbids Tita to marry her true love Pedro because tradition says that the youngest d
The Widow Douglas
The Widow Douglas
The Widow Douglas The Widow Douglas, she took me for her son, and allowed she would sivilize me; but it was rough living in the house all the time, considering how dismal regular and decent the widow was in all her ways; and so when I couldnt stand it no longer, I lit out. The aforementioned quote best describes Hucks philosophy when faced with ties that bind. He is unable to face the restrictions of life any longer, both emotionally and physically, ad simply releases himself back to what is
Stanislavski
Stanislavski
Stanislavski Stanislavski Konstantin Stanislavski was born on January 17th 1863, in Moscow, Russia. His full name is Konstantin Alekseyev Stanislavski. The son of a wealthy manufacturer, he was granted much financial backing for his amateur theatre endeavors. Stanislavski is famous for his introduction of a new method of preparing for plays. His method resulted in remarkable ensemble acting from those who studied his system. His career work would allow him to be seen as the most influential pers
Review
Review
review Not too long ago I was coding a game engine. Oh, it had everything; sound was automated, 3d meshes of varying formats were loaded in nicely consolidated classes, I had font classes and sprites for 2d animation, and all in all it was about an eight thousand-line project. It was fairly solid, had never crashed on me, and I thought I was ready to create a game. Then I ran it through Microsoft\'s Visual C++ debugger. Darn that Microsoft. When the program shut down, a half-dozen warning messag
The crystal cave
The crystal cave
the crystal cave [Category]: Book Reports [Paper Title]: the crystal cave [Text]: If the name Merlin were spoken, many would immediately connect the name to the legendary magician that served King Arthur. Many variations of this legendary magician have been passed down through the ages, but only one makes the reader connect with Merlin as a man and not just a magician. In the book The Crystal Cave Mary Stewart makes the reader see that Merlin is not just a magician, he is first and foremost a ma
Edgar Allan Poe was a bizarre and often scary writ
Edgar Allan Poe was a bizarre and often scary writ
Edgar Allan Poe was a bizarre and often scary writer. People throughout history have often wondered why his writings were so fantastically different and unusual. They were not the result of a diseased mind, as some think. Rather they came from a tense and miserable life. Edgar Allan Poe was not a happy man. He was a victim of fate from the moment he was born to his death only forty years later. He died alone and unappreciated. It is quite obvious that his life affected his writings in a great wa
Bartleby
Bartleby
Bartleby By Melville In Herman Melville’s "Bartleby the Scrivener", the author uses several themes to convey his ideas. The three most important themes are alienation, man’s desire to have a free conscience, and man’s desire to avoid conflict. Melville uses the actions of an eccentric scrivener named Bartleby, and the responses of his cohorts, to show these underlying themes to the reader. The first theme, alienation, is displayed best by Bartleby’s actions. He has a divider put up so that the o
Eric Repas
Eric Repas
Eric Repas Lit Analysis 11/ 7/96 Characterization of Reverend Samuel Parris Throughout The Crucible we are introduced to and follow four or five important characters that Arthur Miller elaborated upon. One of those characters is Reverend Samuel Parris, a bitter minister who came to Salem for unclear reasons. That reason may have been he was looking for a small town to control, maybe he was trying to escape something or someone, or he may have just wanted a fresh, clean start; whatever that reaso
Pride and Prejudice Mark Hines
Pride and Prejudice Mark Hines
Pride and Prejudice Mark Hines Jane Austen AP British Lit. Critical Reading Log Per.5 Jane Austen\'s Pride and Prejudice is a complex novel that relates the events surrounding the relations, lives, and loves of a middle-upper class English family in the late nineteenth century. Because of the detailed descriptions of the events surrounding the life of the main character of the story, Elizabeth Bennet, Pride and Prejudice is a very involving novel whose title is very indicative of the themes cont
Nature Vs Technology
Nature Vs Technology
Nature Vs Technology The ideas expressed in Michel Montaignes On Cannibalism are still greatly valid in todays society. Technology has made life easier, and as the saying goes, The more you have, the more youll want. We are a fast-paced society that does not give much thought to the world around us. Not only do we not seem to notice the beauty of nature, but we have started destroying it without a I am living in a society that does not place great emphasis on the marvelous works of nature
Gender in lit
Gender in lit
gender in lit I have thought about many different ways to organize this paper and have come to the conclusion that the best way to approach the topic is on a book-by-book basis. My perceptions of the gender biases in these books vary greatly and I did not want to begin altering my views on each so that they would fit into certain contrived connections. What interests me most in these stories is how the authors utilize certain character’s within their given environment. Their instincts and reacti
Greek Myth Book Report: Prometheus Steals Fire Fro
Greek Myth Book Report: Prometheus Steals Fire Fro
Greek Myth Book Report: Prometheus Steals Fire From Heaven Greek Myth Book Report: Prometheus Steals Fire From Heaven Title - Prometheus Steals Fire From Heaven Author - Shortened, Simplified version of real story. Author Unknown I. Setting: The setting for the story Prometheus Steals Fire From Heaven is In heaven, Earth, Olympus, and Mt. Caucasus. The time period is that of when there were only the (Greek) gods, and no men on earth, and none of the animals seemed worthy to rule the rest. II. Po
Bubonic Plague
Bubonic Plague
Bubonic Plague The Bubonic plague is a contagious disease, which can reach epidemic proportions, transmitted to humans by the fleas of an infected rat. The most telltale sign of the plague is the enlarged lymph nodes in the groin, armpit, or neck. The name for the Bubonic plague originated from the name for the swollen lymph nodes: Buboes. The disease is also called the Black Death. The reason for this nickname might have been the black spots on the skin or the purplish tint on an infected perso
Lighting Advancments
Lighting Advancments
Lighting Advancments Have you wondered why streetlights are yellow, or why the year 2000 cars have brighter headlights and they are a different color? Have you ever wondered how the indiglo light on your watch works, or why it glows green and not white? And did you know that same indiglo light can be used while frozen, dipped in water, bent in half, stepped on, or in hazardous environments. Lighting has changed over the last few years; there are advantages and disadvantages of different kinds of
Lord Of The Flies By William Golding
Lord Of The Flies By William Golding
Lord Of The Flies By William Golding The classic novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding is an exciting adventure deep into the nether regions of the mind. The part of the brain that is suppressed by the mundane tasks of modern society. It is a struggle between Ralph and Jack, the boys and the Beast, good and evil. The story takes a look at what would happen if a group of British school boys were to become stranded on an island. At first the boys have good intentions, keep a fire going so tha
Crossfire
Crossfire
Crossfire One characteristic of Matt Cordell in the book, Crossfire, by H Edward Hunsburger, is risky. Cordell risks his life by getting into gunfights to help recover the missing merchandise. He also risks the lives of his customers. Matt Cordell has been noticed before for his outstanding recoveries. He had received a telegram from a woman, Elizabeth Talbert, who requested him to meet her at the Interocean Hotel. She had something important to ask him. When he got there, Mrs. Talbert told Cord
Wait Until Dark (A script review)
Wait Until Dark (A script review)
Wait Until Dark (A script review) A Review of Wait Until Dark Frederick Knott wrote the classic thriller, Wait Until Dark, in 1964. The cast consists of several colorful and delightful characters, Harry Roat, Mike Talman, SGT Carlino, Jr., Susy Hendrix, Sam Hendrix, and the upstairs neighbor, Gloria. The play is set in a dimly lit, small basement apartment in Greenwich Village. The leader of the three con men, Harry Roat, encompasses madness and ruthlessness that provokes squirming, white-knuckl
Buddhism And The Poetry Of Jac
Buddhism And The Poetry Of Jac
Buddhism And The Poetry Of Jac Buddhism and the Poetry of Jack Kerouac For we all go back where we came from, God\'s Lit Brain, his Transcendent Eye of Wisdom And there\'s your bloody circle called Samsara by the ignorant Buddhists, who will still be funny Masters up there, bless em. Jack Kerouac -from Heaven Jack Kerouac spent his creative years writing in a prosperous post world war II America. He was in many ways a very patriotic person who had no problem making known his love for his country
Funeral Customs of African Americans and American
Funeral Customs of African Americans and American
Funeral Customs of African Americans and American Jews ¡§The chaos of death disturbs the peace of the living. This unsettling fact of life has proven to be a rich source of inspiration for human efforts to find order in disorder, meaning in suffering, eternity in finitude. Religion, culture, social structures, the vitality of these rudimentary elements of communal life depends upon ritually putting the dead body in its place, managing the relations between the living and the dead and providing
Tragedy In Genesis
Tragedy In Genesis
Tragedy In Genesis People tend to view tragedy in cataclysmic and catastrophic terms. Every night on the news we hear murders, assassinations and bombings referred to as [email protected] Tragedy need not be an event which affects the community at large. Rather, any event which teaches an important lesson to a specific person or a group of people can be viewed as a type of tragedy. While the Greek tragedies focused upon the catastrophic nature of tragedy, The Biblical Book of Genesis provides the rea
Economics Of Drug Legalization: Marijuana
Economics Of Drug Legalization: Marijuana
Economics Of Drug Legalization: Marijuana Economics of Drug Legalization: Marijuana As we enter into the year 2002 America finds itself at odds with a well-known and highly demonized “enemy”. The enemy is not terrorism. It is not Saddam Hussein or Osama Bin Laden. It’s an “enemy” that many Americans have dealt with face to face. The so-called enemy is illegal drugs, marijuana in particular. Marijuana is the most widely used and criminalized drug in the United States today. This highly sought aft
American lit
American lit
american lit When did American Literature begin? -with the Native Americans Three dominant characteristics/themes of Native American Literature? 1. Relationship with the land 2. Belief in the Great Manito 3. Use of natural images How did Columbus describe the New World? -astonishing, colorful, marvelous speed of the canoes, a paradise Identify: -Bay Psalm Book: first book published in America -manito: spiritual forces -Walum Olum: painted record -allusion: reference to something -concrete langua
Preparation of isopentyl acetate
Preparation of isopentyl acetate
preparation of isopentyl acetate INTRODUCTION Isopentyl acetate, banana oil , is a naturally occurring compound that possesses a distinctive odor. It is found in bananas, as well as many other organisms. This experiment attempts to produce isopentyl acetate by heating under reflux, which involves heating the mixture in a flask with a condenser placed vertically in the neck since any escaping vapours condense and run back into the flask, by combining isopentyl alcohol with acetic acid and an acid
Marijuana as a Subculture
Marijuana as a Subculture
Marijuana as a Subculture A subculture is a group of people who share a distinctive set of cultural beliefs and behaviors that differ in some significant way from that of larger society. Marijuana smokers can be considered a subculture for many reasons. Marijuana is used by millions of people around the world, either for recreational, spiritual, or therapeutic reasons. Some call themselves the cannabis connoisseurs; people who respect cannabis and use it responsibly. Few drugs have been so polit
The Poetry Of A. E. Housman
The Poetry Of A. E. Housman
The Poetry Of A. E. Housman Housman was born in Burton-On-Trent, England, in 1865, just as the US Civil War was ending. As a young child, he was disturbed by the news of slaughter from the former British colonies, and was affected deeply. This turned him into a brooding, introverted teenager and a misanthropic, pessimistic adult. This outlook on life shows clearly in his poetry. Housman believed that people were generally evil, and that life conspired against mankind. This is evident not only in
Time
Time
Time Part I: The Tao Of Dani Time is an illusion because there is no real truth to it. It has never been proven to exist. It was made up by the Romans or the Babylonians thousands of years ago so farmers could meet on a hill top at 1 in the afternoon because one farmer’s wife had a hair appointment at noon. Human beings have a born inhibition to have things simpler. Human beings also have to have explanations and reasoning. Time was born out of this. The grand old theory that time is a river. Th
My Mother Enters The Workforce
My Mother Enters The Workforce
My Mother Enters The Workforce My Mother Enters The Workforce Rita Dove: Literary Analysis Rita Dove has written many different kinds of poetry. She also wrote books, short stories plays and all types of literature. This essay will focus on specifics of her writing by analyzing three pieces of poetry that Rita Dove has written. The works we will be looking at are In the Old Neighborhood, My Mother Enters the Work Force, and The Bistro Styx. Through these three works you will see examples of Rita
The Chrysanthemums
The Chrysanthemums
The Chrysanthemums On Henry Allen's ranch east of Salinas Elisa plants yellow chrysanthemums as Henry is selling thirty head of cattle to agents of the Western Meat Company. After he and Scotty go to round up the cattle, a tinker shows up. He asks for work which Elisa says she hasn't. He asks for seeds for a lady on his route. Elisa gives him seedlings with instructions, and then she finds work for him which he does professionally. To celebrate the sale Henry drives her to Salinas for dinner at
American Short Fiction
American Short Fiction
Word Count: 2178 The Influence of Realism and Naturalism on 20th Century American Fiction After World War I American people and the authors among them were left disillusioned by the effects that World War I had on their society. America needed a literature that would explain what had happened and what was happening to their society. American writers turned to what is now known as modernism. The influence of 19th Century realism and naturalism and their truthful representation of American life an
It has been said that the Mongols were the most cr
It has been said that the Mongols were the most cr
It has been said that the Mongols were the most cruel and barbaric of the peoples that have roamed this earth. My research paper is on the greatest of the Mongols, Genghis Khan. Genghis Khan was, even in the lightest sense, a military genius. Genghis Khan almost conquered the world. He instilled in humankind a fear that lasted for ages. But what drove him to do it? Was it by chance? This paper will explain how the general's childhood molded the man into the best war general of the known world. T
To Build a Fire
To Build a Fire
To Build a Fire Modern Lit. Paper Significance of Words Dying and Death in "To Build a Fire" Dying and Death in "To Build a Fire" The significance of the words "dying and death" in Jack London's 1910 novel, "To Build a Fire" continuously expresses the man's dwindling warmth and bad luck in his journey along the Yukon trail to meet "the boys" at camp. London associates dying with the man's diminishing ability to stay warm in the frigid Alaskan climate. The main characters predicament slowly worse