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Nine Stories
Nine Stories
Nine Stories J D Salinger wrote Nine Stories with the same brilliance as Catcher In The Rye. His style is so unique and complex that all of his short stories are truly enjoyable. Two of those stories are ^A perfect day for a bananafish^ and ^For Esme with love and squalor.^ The main characters in both of these stories, Seymour and Sargent X, have served in World War II, and the fighting has taken its toll on them. Their physiological well being was sacrificed and as a result they are no longer t
Ecommerce
Ecommerce
Ecommerce Electronic Commerce Edward Caputo Many new and exciting business and purchasing opportunities are becoming available due to the phenomenal growth of the Internet and peoples interest to save time and money by purchasing goods via the web. If you think about all the companies that you know that don�t use computers for their everyday business than you either are stumped or just thought of one that will soon be forced to evolve or will soon go out of business. There are very few success
Octavio Ocampo
Octavio Ocampo
Octavio Ocampo Every person has feelings. These feelings are aroused by a catalyst. A touch, a smell, a sight. When a person does art, his or her duty is to titillate the viewer. His or her work must be passionate, captivating and able to be thought about. When an artist renders a piece, be it a painting, water color, sculpture, dance or poem, he or she must inspire the viewer to come back and look at it a second and a third time. The artist must expand his or her mind to engulf others. Octavio
Hope and Futility in Of Mice and Men
Hope and Futility in Of Mice and Men
Hope and Futility in Of Mice and Men Everyone has a dream they hope to achieve, but dreams are not always possible to attain. In John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, two ranch hands, George and Lennie, find work in Salinas Valley. Lennie, constantly getting into trouble, inadvertently causes the two of them to be run out of town and thus have to find new work regularly. George and Lennie's search for work in the hope of accomplishing their dream of a small farm of their own displays how futile real
Capital Punishment
Capital Punishment
Capital Punishment Capital punishment, also known as the death penalty, is the hardest form of punishment enforced in the United States today. It is a controversial issue that continues to be debated by the American public. Most of the factors people do not agree on the issue of Capital punishment is immoral and for this reason should not be allowed in our society. On the other hand, there are many reasons for the support of Capital punishment. Capital punishment protects the innocent of society
Odyssey: the Journey of a Hero
Odyssey: the Journey of a Hero
Odyssey: the Journey of a Hero Odyssey: The Journey of a Hero The Hero�s Journey is never an easy one. This particular journey, as detailed in Homer�s The Odyssey, is one of struggle, loss, heartache, pain, growth and triumph. It is comprised of many steps that Odysseus has to overcome and battle through in order to achieve his final goal of reaching his home and his loved ones. From the Call to Adventure to the Freedom or Gift of living, Odysseus conquered them all. The story begins in the
Story Of An Hour
Story Of An Hour
Story Of An Hour The Story of an Hour is a short essay that describes what Mrs. Mallard goes through when she finds out her husband has been killed in a train accident. At first she is extremely sad but when she looks out the window it becomes apparent to her that she is free. Mrs. Mallard is overwhelmed with the thought that her body and soul are now free. Despite the loss of Mr. Mallard she is overcome with happiness and feels rejuvenated with the prospect of being free in years to come. In a
Hatchet
Hatchet
Hatchet Hatchet Author: Gary Paulson Main Theme: The story Hatchets theme is determination, perseverance and survival. Brian Robeson, whose parents are divorced, flies to visit his father in Canadian wilderness. His pilot has a heart attack and dies. Brian managed to land the plane in a lake, and escape unharmed. Now comes the hard part, surviving in the wilderness until rescued. He does have one tool to help him, a hatchet that his mother had given him as a gift. He will have to use it, his ow
FAHRENHEIT 911
FAHRENHEIT 911
FAHRENHEIT 911 The title of "Fahrenheit 9/11" is a play on the title of the famous Ray Bradbury novel, "Fahrenheit 451" in which society has been transformed into an authoritarian, repressive regime, in which subversive ideas are crimes and books are burned. In the book, a lonely protagonist is awakened to this reality and joins the struggle to keep underground dissidence alive. In Michael Moore's movie, he leads an above-ground assault on the Bush Presidency, questioning his legitimacy, his cha
life vs death
life vs death
life vs death Life vs. Death Many have pondered upon the meaning of abortion. The argumentbeing that every child born should be wanted, and others who believethat every child conceived should be born (Sass vii). This has been acontroversial topic for years. Many people want to be able to decidethe destiny of others. Everyone in the United States is covered underthe United States constitution, and under the 14th Amendment womenhave been given the choice of abortion. In 1973, Harry A. Blackmunwrot
Stowaways have been a problem to shipowners for ab
Stowaways have been a problem to shipowners for ab
Stowaways have been a problem to shipowners for about as long as there have been ships in the sea. In the early days of sailing ships and looser maritime legislation, this was a relatively minor problem. This probably had to due with the fact that the ships were smaller in comparison to todays standards, and were comparatively heavily crewed. Thus the chances for a stowaway to get on board and go undiscovered for any length of time were fairly small. Also in that age, the concept of "human righ
Multiple Personalities: Do They Really Exist?
Multiple Personalities: Do They Really Exist?
Multiple Personalities: Do They Really Exist? Multiple personalities- the existence of two or more distinct personalities or personality states within one person. In actuality, up to ten or even more personalities can coexist within one person, some documented cases have revealed over one hundred. But, the question remains, what exactly is the multiple personality disorder (MPD)? First I will look at what exactly the disorder is. It is, in simple terms, many complex personalities all inhabiting
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
Plato Vs Milas
Plato Vs Milas
Plato Vs Milas Your wife of 50 years is suddenly diagnosed with a terminal disease. She lies in a bed, motionless and unaware of her surroundings. The medication to ease her pain has been wearing off. She just lies there in pain and unable to communicate with the outside world. The doctors give her a month to live at the most. What would you do? Would you let her sit in a hospital bed in agonizing pain for the last few months of her life, or do you help to prematurely meet her God? That is the t
Ecommerce1
Ecommerce1
ecommerce1 With the astonishing growth of the Internet, many companies are finding new and exciting ways to expand upon their business opportunities. There are very few successful companies that do not use computers in their everyday business activities, which also means there are few companies that do not use e-commerce. To emphasize the point that the effect of the Internet is so widespread in todays business communities, one online article stated that more than 100000 companies have Internet
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Hawthornes Symbolism in The House of Seven Gables American Literature reflects life, and the struggles that we face during our existence. The great authors of our time incorporate lifes problems into their literature directly and indirectly. The stories themselves bluntly tell us a story, however, an author also uses symbols to relay to us his message in a more subtle manner. In Nathaniel Hawthornes book The House of Seven Gables symbolism is eloquently used to enhance the story being told,
Volatre
Volatre
Volatre Voltaires most classic work, Candide, is a satiric assault on most everything that was prevalent in society during the authors lifetime. The entire novel can be regarded as a bleak story where every character compares life stories to see whose life is worse. Just when the novel cannot get anymore morbid or depressing, it does, to a much greater degree. While Candide is generally considered a universal denunciation, it is optimism that Voltaire is attacking to the greatest degree. Howev
The Open Boat1
The Open Boat1
The Open Boat1 The Open Boat Four men drift across a January sea in an open boat, since they lost their ship some time after dawn. Now, in the clear light of day, the men begin to grasp the full gravity of their situation. Realizing that their main conflict will be man versus nature, in this case, the raging sea. In the short story The Open Boat, Stephen Crane gives an itemized description of the two days spent on a ten-foot dinghy by four men a cook, a correspondent, which is Crane himself,
Maintaining A Healthy Relationship
Maintaining A Healthy Relationship
Maintaining A Healthy Relationship Maintaining a Healthy Relationship For the past four months I have been in my most promising relationship, yet. But sometimes things go nuts and it feels like there is nothing I can do about it. So I thought I would check out what goes into a healthy relationship. I found a variety of qualities, but Ill keep it simple. Remember the 4 Cs. You must be courageous, care enough, communicate effectively, and be creative. Once you get these down, your relationship w
Internet Censorship
Internet Censorship
Internet Censorship Animal cruelty encompasses a range of different behaviors harmful to animals, from neglect to malicious, brutal killings. Studies show that animal cruelty may lead to more serious forms of crime, like heavy drug use, violent outbursts, and most common, cold blooded murder. Many studies in psychology, sociology, and criminology during the last twenty-five years have demonstrated that violent offenders frequently have childhood and adolescent histories of serious and repeated a
Sun Also Rises
Sun Also Rises
Sun Also Rises The Sun Also Rises The Sun Also Rises is a brilliant book written by Ernest Hemingway, that illustrates the decadence during the 1920s. Throughout the book Hemingway expresses at the time an illegal habit in America, alcoholic drinking. He also displays the beginning of open sexual/physical contact, flirting with more than one person, and having more than one sexual partner. Hemingways characters shows decry in their work habits. Throughout the book Hemingway displays many examp
Greasy Lake
Greasy Lake
Greasy Lake *b*Bad Characters or Bad Character Wanna-bes?*/b* Greasy Lake is the story of three friends who are bad characters. Until they run into a situation where they question, just how bad they are. Just because they act badly and look bad does not mean they are. They are teenagers in a period, when courtesy and winning ways [are] out of style when it [is] good to be bad, when they [cultivate] decadence like a taste. (112) They look bad, wearing torn-up leather jackets, slouching aroun
Self reliance
Self reliance
Self reliance I will, in the following, discuss the theme of self-reliance in the above-mentioned texts. But what exactly is self-reliance? In his 1841 publication called Essays, Ralph Waldo Emerson includes an essay simply entitled Self-Reliance in which he states Trust thyself&Great men have always done so and confided themselves childlike to the genius of their age& . Self-reliance is thus defined as the ability to be your own master and to seek your own fortune free from influences from yo
Night
Night
Night World War II and the diseased mind of Hitler were the factors the led to the Genocide. People who were not the superior race in Hitlers opinion did not deserve to live. Jews were the target of the extermination. To establish his plan Hitler created Concentration Camps, where people were forced to work. Those that were considered useless became fuel for the gas chambers and crematory. Hitlers long term goal was to wipe out all the Jews. In the novel, Night, by Elie Wiesel, the author rete
Dishwalla
Dishwalla
Dishwalla Dishwalla Listen closely to Dishwalla, and you discover there is blood on these tracks. Twelve years and five albums after the band from Santa Barbara, California made their debut, Dishwalla endures. Together the group - lead singer JR Richards, guitarist Rodney Browning, bassist Scot Alexander, keyboardist Jim Wood and drummer Pete Maloney - have survived record company musical chairs, countless musical trends, and even the curious challenge of having their very own smash hit right ou
Types of Genre
Types of Genre
Types of Genre Type of genre and its importance by "Briton Hammon" Briton Hammon\'s captivity narrative was a well-recognized African American prose text that was published in North America. His life has been limited to the information that is within his narrative. While reading through his prose it is still undetermined as to whether he was a servant or a slave. In his narrative he has tried to explain a life of a man of African decent and how he gets along with the public sphere and made use o
Environmental Pollution
Environmental Pollution
Environmental Pollution Environmental Pollution ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION Automobiles like these are around the world everyday, and their exhaust destroys our air everyday. Our environment is a major aspect of our life today. Many of us don\'t take our Earth seriously and think that as long as pollution doesn\'t hurt them they can go ahead and throw garbage on the ground or spill oil down the drain. Well to many people have that theory and they are killing off our Earth and also physically harming
J.d. Salinger
J.d. Salinger
J.d. Salinger J.D. Salinger #9;Jerome David Salinger, known as J.D., is an American short story writer and novelist. He was born on January 1, 1919 and is still alive at the age of 81. J.D. Salinger was born and raised in Manhattan. He went to prep school at Valley Forge Military Academy from 1934-1936. He spent 5 months in Europe when he was 18 or 19 years old. Then, in 1937 and 1938 he studied at Ursinus College and New York University. From 1939 to 1942, he went to Columbia University where h
Cinderella
Cinderella
Cinderella A Cinderella Story When examining adaptations of fairytales you must look at the original source. This can be a very difficult task because with fairytales we never really know where the original came from. I will base my paper on the theory that the original tale of Cinderella comes from the Grimm Brothers version of Ashputtle. In comparison we will examine two movies. First there is the Disney version Cinderella. Secondly we will look at the movie "Ever After". Characterization is a
Predator/prey relationships
Predator/prey relationships
predator/prey relationships The relationship between predators and their prey is an intricate and complicated relationship; covering a great area of scientific knowledge. This paper will examine the different relationships between predator and prey; focusing on the symbiotic relations between organisms, the wide range of defense mechanisms that are utilized by various examples of prey, and the influence between predators and prey concerning evolution and population structure. Symbiosis is the in
Cinderella
Cinderella
Cinderella A Cinderella Story When examining adaptations of fairytales you must look at the original source. This can be a very difficult task because with fairytales we never really know where the original came from. I will base my paper on the theory that the original tale of Cinderella comes from the Grimm Brothers version of Ashputtle. In comparison we will examine two movies. First there is the Disney version Cinderella. Secondly we will look at the movie Ever After. Characterization is a
Breast Cancer
Breast Cancer
Breast Cancer annon In the United States in 1995 alone, 43,063 died from breast cancer. It is the number two cancer killer and the number one cancer in females ages 15 to 54. On average if a woman gets this disease, their life expectancy drops nineteen and a half years. This cancer is within the top three cancers of all woman above the age of 15, and comprises 6% of all health care costs in the U.S. totaling an astounding 35 billion dollars a year. An average woman is said to have a one in thirt
Hooliganism
Hooliganism
Hooliganism Dreams By Jamie English Mr. Jones November 19, 2000 Thesis: We dream thousands of dreams every night, but why and what do they mean? I. The basics about dreams A. History 1. Ancient theories 2. Research B. What is dreaming 1. Definition 2. Types a. Insight b. Lucid c. Precognitive d. Review e. Gratification f. Physical C. Why do we dream II. The Interpretation of dreams A. Four stages 1. Understand content 2. Influence 3. Characterization 4. Order and context B. Interpretation Today
Catcher in the rye glass menagerie
Catcher in the rye glass menagerie
catcher in the rye glass menagerie The Catcher in the Rye and The Glass Menagerie The person someone becomes is influenced by the losses they have experienced in their life. In Catcher in the Rye the main character Holden Caulfield is devastated by the loss of his younger brother Allie to leukemia. The loss of Allie never leaves Holden\'s mind. It changes his perception of the world. In The Glass Menagerie Amanda Wingfield\'s husband abandons her and their two children Tom and Laura. For Amanda
The Abortion Debate
The Abortion Debate
The Abortion Debate The Abortion Debate Many have pondered upon the meaning of abortion. The argument being that every child born should be wanted, and others who believe that every child conceived should be born (Sass vii). This has been a controversial topic for years. Many people want to be able to decide the destiny of others. Everyone in the United States is covered under the United States constitution, and under the 14th Amendment women have been given the choice of abortion. In 1973, Harr
Summary
Summary
:MIB Summary: Men In Black is a secret organization of people who do their best in saving the world. The people of MIB are specially trained to save the world from aliens who try to destroy the world. The story is about two people named, Kay and Jay, who save the world from an alien bug, named Edgar. Jay was recruited into the organization, after meeting Kay. The organization is made up of men, women, and aliens. The book is about an officer named James Edward III (Jay) who meets a man in a black
Antigone Was Right
Antigone Was Right
Antigone Was Right The story of Antigone deals with Antigone\'s brother who\'s body has been left unburied because of crimes against the state. The sight of her brother being unburied drives Antigone to take action against the state and bury her brother regardless of the consequences. The concept of the Greek afterlife was far more important and sacred than living life itself. Everything they did while they were alive was to please the many gods they worshipped. They built temples for their Gods
Lifes a Bitch and then you Rock
Lifes a Bitch and then you Rock
Lifes a Bitch and then you Rock Life\'s a Bitch and then you Rock Life is full of hardships, which is a bitch. But, if faced, they are overcome and you are rewarded, which rocks. However, if the problems are not dealt with, more problems will arise. My title is a quote by Art Alexakis—lead singer of the band Everclear. He was presented with problems in his life, but he faced them. And now his life is much better. No one ever promised that life would be easy, and no one ever told you exactly wh
Frankenstien
Frankenstien
Frankenstien We begin this tale with reading some letters of good fortune of a man, whose name eludes me right now, to his sister. He is on a journey in what appears to be somewhere in the arctic when one day him and his crew spot a giant on a dog sled. Followed by awes of civilization they find the another man who has been in some sort of accident with his dog sled stranded on a broken sheet of ice. After some persuasion the man boards the ship and begins to tell his tale of how he ended up at
Macbeth
Macbeth
macbeth Developing (or dynamic) character. A character who during the course of a story undergoes a permanent change in some aspect of his/her personality or outlook. Static character. A character who is the same sort of person at the end of a story as s/he was at the beginning. Lady Macbeth They met me in the day of success: and I have learned by the perfectest report, they have more in them than mortal knowledge (1.5.1-3). Lady Macbeth is reading the letter in which Macbeth tells of his meetin
Cutting Down the Brazilian Rainforest Is Wrong
Cutting Down the Brazilian Rainforest Is Wrong
Cutting Down the Brazilian Rainforest Is Wrong Cutting down the Brazilian rainforest is not a morally just thing to do. Not only does leave the soil sterile and cut the land used for crops\' life in half, but it also eliminates the opportunity for new medicines to be found, new plants to use for treatment in the medical field, and petroleum substitutes to be collected and used, just to name a few. In addition, the presence of the rainforest helps protect us from global warming and keeps some of
Leadership: Lord Of The Flies
Leadership: Lord Of The Flies
Leadership: Lord Of The Flies Comparison of Leaders Throughout the novel Lord of the Flies, William Golding is able to touch on the many aspects of our civilization through the various characters he creates. Leadership plays a very important role in the novel as it does in real life because the characters need to feel some sense of security in order for them to survive. The two main leaders in the story, through their similar and different leadership characteristics and objectives fight back and
Macbeths tomarrow, Tomarrow Speech Vs. Robert Fr
Macbeths tomarrow, Tomarrow Speech Vs. Robert Fr
Macbeths "tomarrow, Tomarrow" Speech Vs. Robert Frosts "out, Out - " An unknown author once wrote "Never take life too seriously; after all, no one gets out of it alive". When reading this quote, there can almost be an immediate connection between two very good works of writing: Macbeth\'s "Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow" speech from Shakespeare\'s tragedy, Macbeth, and the poem "Out, Out --" by Robert Frost. Both allude to the idea that a single life, in its totality, denotes nothing, and e
FREDRIC JAMESON AND THE LIMITS OF
FREDRIC JAMESON AND THE LIMITS OF
FREDRIC JAMESON AND THE LIMITS OF POSTMODERN THEORY by Sean Homer The impetus behind this paper has been the recent publication of Fredric Jameson's 1991 Welleck Lectures, The Seeds of Time.1 As these lectures were delivered a decade after Jameson's initial attempts to map the terrain of postmodernity it appeared to me to provide an occasion to reflect upon the current status of Jameson's highly influential and much criticised theory of postmodernism as the cultural logic of late capitalism. It
The Jungle
The Jungle
The Jungle A Summary and Review of Upton Sinclair's The Jungle Upton's Sinclair's book portrayed a wide variety of characters to convey his messages. Only one character can be considered a major character, Jurgis Rudkus. The book revolves around Jurgis' life in Packingtown. The supporting characters, transitioned in and out of the story with great frequency. When Jurgis initially arrives in Packingtown from his native Lithuania he can best be described as being large and powerful. He believes in
The Outsiders
The Outsiders
The Outsiders The Outsiders Introduction In this book analysis, about the book "The Outsiders" by S. E. Hinton I will discuss character and plot development, as well as the setting, the author's style and my opinions about the book. In this part of the analysis I will give some information about the subjects of the book, and about the author. The author wrote the story when she was just 16 years old, in the 1950s. The book was successful, and it was sold, and still being sold, in many copies as
Sonnys Blues
Sonnys Blues
Sonnys Blues Sonny's Blues I think people ought to do what they want to do, what else are they alive for. (49) This thought is what is reflected in both Sonny�s Blues by James Baldwin and Paul�s Case by Willa Cather. Both Baldwin and Cather illustrate the problem of a young man growing up and taking on the responsibility of finding out who they are and what they want out of life. In these stories the theme is most prevalent, developing the story and helping the reader form their own opinions
Power Of People
Power Of People
Power Of People Power of People There are times throughout the history of the United States when it's citizens have felt the need to revolt against the government. One way they might revolt against the government is to disregard the law peacefully. There was such a case during the time of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., when there was unfair discrimination against the African American community. They used peaceful protests to eventually get legislation passed to stop the injustice brought against th
Out, Out
Out, Out
Out, Out Out, Out- Out, Out-- by Robert Frost is a poem about a young boy who dies as a result of cutting his hand using a saw. In order to give the reader a clear picture of this bizarre scenario, Frost utilizes imagery, personification, blank verse, and variation in sentence length to display various feelings and perceptions throughout the poem. Frost also makes a reference to Macbeth's speech in the play by Shakespear called Macbeth which is somewhat parallel to the occurrences in Out, Out-.
The Count of Monte Cristo
The Count of Monte Cristo
The Count of Monte Cristo The Count of Monte Cristo by: Alexandre Dumas The Story of Edmond Dants, the Sailor, who Becomes the Rich & Powerful Count of Monte Cristo and Takes Revenge on all his Enemies. Chesky Hoffman June 17, 1996 Dr. Goodale In this essay I will show how Edmond Dants punishes his four enemies with relation to their specific ambitions. Edmond is sent to jail due to his enemies' jealousy. After he escapes he becomes rich and powerful and gets back at them. Before I relate to y